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An Innovative Nonfiction Multimedia Production


"The most authentic and challenging role one can 

play in the theatre, on-screen and in life is oneself."

—Dr. Mark Lerner


SESSIONS with DR. MARK LERNER™ is short form nonfiction streaming video conent fostering emotional wellness. Distinguished “clients” enact unscripted SESSIONS from a challenging time in their life, and share how they used their painful emotional energy to overcome. Dr. Lerner's Session Notes provide practical strategies and tools to guide viewers through diverse challenges and change.





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, an innovative short form nonfiction program entitled SESSIONS with Dr. Mark Lerner™ is fostering emotional wellness. This timely production features a psychologist and his “clients” — people who have walked the journey from victim to survivor and, ultimately, thriver. Instead of scripted sessions portrayed by actors, distinguished "real people” enact unscripted sessions, from years past, when they were grappling with challenging experiences. They then elucidate how they learned to harness their painful emotional energy, and use that energy to overcome. 


As our world becomes increasing technological, this timely short form SVOD content demonstrates the importance of interpersonal face-to-face communication, particularly during challenging times.

SESSIONS with DR. MARK LERNER™ is presented for informational and entertainment purposes (i.e., "infotainment"), and is not intended as psychological or medical advice. Dr. Lerner and his "clients" are not actors, but real people sharing real stories that inform, inspire and enlighten audiences. SESSIONS with DR. MARK LERNER™ is not psychotherapy, counseling, treatment or the professional practice of psychology. For concerns regarding one's health and wellness, attendees are encouraged to consult with their healthcare providers.



© 2013 by Dr. Mark D. Lerner


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