'Couples Therapy' Recap: Tyler Baltierra Was Born for This

Catelynn Lowell Tyler Baltierra Couples TherapyTeen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra may have joined the cast of celebrities on VH1's Couples Therapy to strengthen their relationship with professional help, but on the season's fourth episode, we got a look at what Tyler will be like if his career dreams come true. Asked by the show's celebrity therapist, Jenn Berman, to call one another on their "bulls--t," some of the stars opened up to each other on what they think they've been doing wrong in their relationships.

Tyler, in particular, wasn't holding back. He had some pretty harsh words for Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis and his treatment of girlfriend Abbey Wilson.

Tyler challenged Joe tonight on how he talks to Abbey, telling him flat out that he's domineering and overpowers his girlfriend. He was right, and he wasn't the only one to say it -- rapper Chingy was also pretty vocal.

Still, it was pretty gutsy of Tyler, the young kid on the show, to stand up to a guy like Joe -- a guy who can be rather domineering. 

The moment was one of the few to feature the Teen Mom couple; at least in any big way. The problems between Joe and Abbey and Flavor Flav and girlfriend Liz have continued to dominate the sessions, leaving us with only sneak peeks of what's to come for Cate and Ty.

But we are getting to get a picture of how much Tyler has grown since his Teen Mom days and where he's headed. He's not afraid to step up and say what has to be said! Even when Joe tried to brush it off as a big joke; Tyler jumped back in and continued to call him out before finally ceding the floor to Berman ... who made the same point Tyler was making.

Tyler is really good at zeroing in on the really big issue, and he's just as good at sticking with it, even when people are arguing with him. That's a gift! 

Tyler started college to become a counselor back in his Teen Mom days. He's allowed acting, public speaking, and shooting reality shows to allow him to deviate off course, but he's clearly got the knack for it. He was made to do this.

All it takes is watching him on camera, being a pseudo-therapist, to see it.

Who knows. This stint on Couples Therapy could do more than just help Cate and Ty redirect their relationship; it could redirect Tyler to his destiny.

What do you think of how Tyler steps into therapist role?


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bills... billsfan1104

Flav looks stupid with the clocks still around his neck, his girlfriend needs to leave him. I put up with mental abuse like that and I got out.

nonmember avatar redbud9

I too was impressed with his courage in confronting Joe, who has done nothing but confirm that he's a total douche bag.

I like this show, but Dr. Jenn is the worst part of it. She seems condescending, phony, and curses like a sailor in order act like she's got street cred. Sure wish they would like Dr. Mike do the show in her place. In the few times he's been on camera he's stolen the show. He's so genuine.

nonmember avatar Christie

I loved it when Ty and Chingy stood up to Joe. I can't stand Joe, and it's nice to see Abbey start to stand up for herself at the table. I hate how Joe said he wants her to be assertive because that's bull. He wants someone to be submissive to him and if they aren't he just talks over them until he's sucessfully drowned out anything they are saying to him.

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