We knew it seemed too perfect: Teen Mom‘s Farrah Abraham made her faux-to shoot debut with “boyfriend” Brian Dawe just weeks before jetting out to California for season four of Couples Therapy. (Not to mention the rumors Farrah tried to employ a fake boyfriend for the third season.)
Now Dr. Jenn Berman admits Couples Therapy crew was so skeptical about the authenticity of Farrah’s relationship that they called in body language experts.
“We had a body language expert who came and did some exercises and she saw the picture and she said, ‘This is a woman who is genuinely happy in the presence of this man,'” Dr. Jenn told The TV Page of Farrah and Brian. (Be sure to check out the full interview for Dr. Jenn’s insight on Taylor Armstrong!) “So to me it became less important that this therapy work I did with her was so authentic.”
Although Dr. Jenn seemed to doubt Farrah’s goals before therapy began, she said she quickly realized Farrah was eager to accept help.
“I felt that she did such authentic therapy and this was a woman so in need of therapy that there was no question in my mind that we did great work,” Dr. Jenn said. “If I can make a difference in someone’s life and help them to make less painful choices, then I have done my job.”
Viewers also got a sneak peek at Farrah’s emotional experience in a new video from Couples Therapy.
Dr. Jenn added Farrah was willing to do whatever it took to improve her emotional health — including inviting Dr. Jenn to speak with her parents. Indeed, those chats seem to have helped Farrah’s relationship with mom Debra Danielsen.
Couples Therapy premieres on VH1 on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 9/8c.