Terry Real, LICSW, is an internationally recognized family therapist, speaker, and author, offering workshops for couples, individuals, and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A significant contributor to the field of men and depression, he is the bestselling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression and the creator of several online courses covering couples, love, trauma, and gender. He also leads relationship bootcamp and experiential workshops for couples and Relational  Life Therapy Training (RLT). His most recent book is Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship.


He drove a taxi and wrote novels before finding a job as a mental-health worker and “found myself as a therapist.” He developed a two-day relational-intervention model himself. “I tell the truth” is the basis for this model which he calls “joining through the truth” which is a fundamental aspect of his training program, the Relational Life Institute.