Q | Season 5 | Jul 18, 2012 | 12:34

Hollywood psychotherapist Barry Michels in Studio Q

Barry Michels is a psychotherapist who's been described as Hollywood's "open secret". His unorthodox methods have worked wonders for some of tinseltown's most successful writers and producers. Barry Michels joins Jian in Studio Q to talk about how he's detailed his unique approach in his book, "The Tools".

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