Explore the Difficult and Complex Ties that Bind in New Series "Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn"

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13 March 2016
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VH-1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
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"Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn"
Premieres Wednesday, March 16 at 9 PM ET/PT on VH-1

          Blood is thicker than water – but the harsh spotlight of fame can thin it out for some families. Just ask the Gosselins, The Duggars or The Hogans.  While fame and fortune can give you almost everything you desire, it certainly doesn't buy happiness, heal past wounds or solve deep-rooted family issues. Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn hopes to shed a little light on the complicated and often misunderstood world of celebrity families who still have to grapple with universal issues – but under a microscope. 

          In this brand new series, each family is facing complex issues- from not successfully handling the spotlight to harmless sibling banter becoming tabloid fodder to messy divorce proceedings playing out on the national stage.

          The families who have booked time in a new therapeutic environment with nationally renowned relationship & family therapist Dr. Jenn Mann are:  Tiffany "New York" Pollard and mother Sister Patterson, celebrity exes Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan, Damon Dash and brothers Jeremy Dash and Bobby Dash, Reality TV star Bam Margera and mother April Margera, and Teen Mom Briana Dejesus and sister Brittany Dejesus.


          Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn features five families at a crossroads in their relationship as they undergo three weeks of intensive family therapy.  Under the guidance of Dr. Jenn Mann, the participants will participate in group and individual therapy along with relationship exercises out in the "real world" to see if they can rebuild their relationships -- or if it's simply time for them to move on.

          Dr. Jenn Mann, a well-known marriage and family therapist, author, speaker, and radio host, will be the relationship therapist for the couples.  Dr. Jenn is the host of the popular call-in advice program "The Dr. Jenn Show" on The Stars Channel which is heard on Sirius XM.  She is the author of three bestselling books: SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years, The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids and Rockin' Babies.  People come to see her in her private practice for a variety of reasons, such as: relationship issues, parenting, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and sexual abuse.  She also works with performers and entertainment professionals dealing with creativity and performance issues and does consulting with a number of related organizations including The Actors Fund and A Minor Consideration. 
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