Behavior: Dial Dr. Toni for Therapy

Pop psych and soap-opera counseling stir the air waves

The first caller of the day is not as disturbed as most. Bob, 41, is worried about "overtalking" and not listening to what others say. Psychologist Toni Grant answers soothingly: You are a lonely man trying to force intimacy from friends. Wouldn't it be better to stop buttonholing people and try to be more relaxed and playful? Says Bob: "You've just pulled up a shade for me."

For Psychologist Grant, this is another easy start for the Dr. Toni Grant Program, her daily talk show at...

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