ABOUT THE SPECIAL
The one-hour documentary features renowned therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik as she and her patients grapple with the realities of the COVID-19 shutdown and its impact on their lives and relationships. The critically acclaimed docu-series COUPLES THERAPY, which allows viewers an authentic and visceral look at weekly sessions, will return for a second season in 2021.
When the COVID lockdown hits New York in March, Dr. Orna Guralnik is deep in therapy with many couples in crisis. Suddenly, these couples find themselves facing a radical new reality - they are literally trapped together during a time of global, cultural, and political unrest. In therapy sessions conducted entirely over Zoom, the couples' struggles push Dr. Guralnik to the limits of her insight and skill. Some couples are forced into conflict they can no longer avoid; some rise above to discover renewed love and connection. All emerge with their relationships profoundly changed. The special is directed by Kim Roberts, with Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli Despres serving as executive producers.