How Dr. Joyce Brothers Helped Shape Me as a TherapistThis guest article from YourTango was written by Jamie (Simkins) Rogers.

I’ve been feeling nostalgic since the recent death of Dr. Joyce Brothers the other week. I grew up watching Brothers on shows like Donahue and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson while my grandmother crocheted afghans beside me.

I knew I wanted to be a therapist from a very young age, having analyzed my own familial relationships ad nauseum (I was a weird kid). Back then, I loved Dr. Brothers’ wit, grace, class and charm.

Today, I respect her as the rarity she was during her prime: an accomplished female in the field of psychology.

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