WITH DR. MARK LERNER
REAL STORIES OF HOW PEOPLE
OVERCOME & BECOME
PERFORMED ON STAGE & PRESENTED ON-SCREEN
WITH DR. MARK LERNER
“Challenges don’t define us. How we respond to them often does.”
—Dr. Mark Lerner
Distinguished “clients” enact unscripted SESSIONS from a challenging time in their lives and elucidate how they harnessed their painful emotional energy to overcome and become who they are today.
In 2008, an HBO drama entitled “In Treatment” debuted and ran through 2010. The program, about a psychologist and his patients, aired five nights a week. It won critical acclaim and numerous honors, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Writers Guild awards. There was clearly an audience for fictitious, meticulously scripted therapy sessions.
Today, there is an unquenchable thirst for video on demand (VOD) content by VOD services and viewers alike. SESSIONS with DR.MARK LERNER is an inspiring and enlightening TV series focusing on the lives of renowned individuals who have overcome and become.
Episodes cold open in years past, where distinguished “clients” enact unscripted SESSIONS from a turbulent time in the sanctuary of a psychologist's office. Viewers are the proverbial flies on the wall, keenly observing clients articulating authentic unscripted thoughts and feelings. The psychotherapeutic milieu provides a unique forum for people to elucidate their stories. Ultimately, clients return in the present day and share with Dr. Lerner how they harnessed their painful emotional energy to overcome and become who they are today.
People have a fascination with the lives of renowned individuals, particularly those who have overcome adversity. While interviews are structured and cognitive, rehearsed and thought-based, SESSIONS with DR. MARK LERNER are unscripted and real.
The set, audio and lighting are minimalistic — two armchairs in a serene office setting, drawing all attention to the client and psychologist.
“Dr. Mark Lerner is an extraordinary teacher and healer, caring deeply about
the pain of others. His works are a road map toward recovery
and a path away from unjust suffering.”
Media Expert and Best-Selling Author