We have an open and delightful conversation with clinical psychologist, Dr. Michael Edelstein. We discussed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and contrasted it with more mainstream approaches. Dr. Edelstein talks about the impact of special interests on the practice of clinical psychology and how conversations with his fellow (non-libertarian) psychologists go. We also talk about two major influences in his life - Albert Ellis and Walter Block.

About Our Guest

Dr. Edelstein is a clinical psychologist living in the San Francisco Bay area who practices Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - or REBT. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and addictions.

Dr. Edelstein has co-authored four books - Three Minute Therapy, Rational Drinking, Stage Fright, and Therapy Breakthrough. He lectures nationally and internationally, appears on radio and TV and his publications have appeared in psychological journals.

Email Dr. Edelstein


ThreeMinuteTherapy.com - Dr. Edelstein’s website


Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alchohol

Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America’s #1 Fear

Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others