Drew Barrymore’s therapist explains why he paused remedy

Over the weekend, Drew Barrymore mentioned in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that her therapist as soon as dropped her due to her extreme alcohol consumption.

Now, her therapist is telling his facet of the story.

In a press release to Entertainment Weekly, Barrymore’s longtime therapist, Barry Michels, defined Wednesday why he determined to cease treating the actor and TV host within the wake of her 2016 divorce. Michels is a outstanding superstar psychoanalyst who has been endorsed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Adam McKay.

“Occasionally a therapist has to suspend treatment until a patient is willing to stop certain chronic self-destructive behaviors that are impeding the therapy,” Michels informed EW.

“Fortunately, in this case, I was dealing with Drew Barrymore — one of the strongest and most stalwart people I’ve ever met. … She did the right thing for herself, and we were able to resume our treatment together.”

Michels’ response traces up with what Barrymore beforehand mentioned about how issues went down. While talking with The Times’ Amy Kaufman, the “Never Been Kissed” star opened up about spiraling right into a deep melancholy after she and her husband of 4 years, artwork advisor Will Kopelman, break up in 2016.

“[Michels] just said, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’” Barrymore recalled. “It was really about my drinking. I said, ‘I get it. I’ve never respected you more. You see I’m not getting better. And I hope, one day, that I can earn your trust back.’”

Barrymore added that, after a two-year break, she reached again out to Michels and let him know that she give up ingesting. He agreed to see her once more.

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“I don’t stay stuck,” Barrymore mentioned.