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Dr. Jenn weighs in on Farrah Abraham's no-show boyfriend

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Brian Dawe had apparently been dating "Teen Mom" star, Farrah Abraham, for five months when the two were flown down to Los Angeles to start filming as patients/cast members for VH1's "Couples Therapy," which is hosted and run by Dr. Jenn Berman.

But for some reason, Brian never showed.

Dr. Jenn was surprised because according to her, Brian "spoke at length with producers, did pre-interviews, had a plane ticket, the whole thing…"

So then what happened, you may ask? "He was flown in but he never showed up. So she arrived not even knowing that he wasn’t coming," Dr. Jenn told The TV Page. "She reached out to him and he didn’t respond to her...She was really, genuinely distraught and confused — as were my staff and producers. My hope was to bring him in [later] to either do therapy or at the very least give closure to the situation. So I spent a lot of time trying to bring him back in."

But according to Dr. Jenn, this was about something much bigger than just a guy backing out of filming a TV show at the last-minute. "This was not an isolated incident," she pointed out, who says Farrah "desperately" needed therapy. "It was very much representative of her patterns with men. This was really an opportunity. I looked at this like, 'May this be her rock bottom with men. I think I can help her whether he comes or not.' I thought it was really important to help her."

And Dr. Jenn feels she was able to do just that. "No question, yes," said Dr. Jenn when asked if she thought she had been helpful to Farrah. "And to me as a therapist, that is what matters. If I can make a difference in someone’s life and help them to make less painful choices, then I have done my job."

And according to Dr. Jenn, there is more to Farrah than what the general public has seen of her so far. "I think if someone watches the whole season they will. If they see her evolution, they will see a more human side of Farrah," she said. "One of the cool things about Farrah is once Farrah realized how [truthful] the therapy is — which she realized rather quickly — she was saying 'I’ll do whatever you want me to do. I don’t want to live my life like this anymore. Something is really wrong and I am willing to do whatever you tell me to do.'”

The new season of "Couples Therapy" premieres on January 2.

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