Who Needs Therapy When You Have a Talk Show?


FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2016 file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the world premiere of "BOO! A Madea Halloween" in Los Angeles. Winfrey said she was initially in disbelief after she learned Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Winfrey doesn't think Trump's victory was a repudiation of Obama. She credits his victory to his millions of supporters who felt like their voices had not been heard. Winfrey says she is keeping an "open mind." (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
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Oprah Winfrey’s talk show was her ‘greatest therapy’. The 63-year-old star has never sought one-to-one counseling with a professional but doesn’t think she needs to as she heard so much expert advice and cautionary tales from the guests on her program over the years.

She told People magazine on Wednesday “I had never gone to a therapist, ever. But I had so many therapists sitting in the chair across from me that I just sort of took it in. The Oprah Winfrey Show was my greatest therapy. It was the greatest teaching. It was the greatest classroom and it was my greatest therapy. I came out of it a better human being having listened to everybody’s stories and like, ‘I don’t want to go down that road.’  I saw what happened to that lady. I heard what he said. I’ve done a great deal of healing sitting on that chair. I really did. I healed myself. I have done a lot of work on myself in that chair. That was one of the great benefits of the show.”


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