Our secret wants and desires are often hidden in a box. But what happens when you lift the lid?

The lives and problems of psychotherapist Charlotte Fox Weber's clients vary, but all are united by a common question: what do I really want?

What We Want takes us on a journey through twelve universal wants and desires – love, power, sex, attention, and more – bringing us behind the closed doors of her practice. As she gently guides her clients towards a deeper understanding of themselves, she invites them – and us – to find a fuller way of living.

What We Want is at once a fly-on-the-wall look at what binds us all, an expression of the profound importance of understanding and articulating our desires, and a practical toolkit for living well.

Charlotte Fox Weber is a verified Welldoing psychotherapist, and Dear Therapist columnist

What We Want is out now

Further reading

Understanding desire and sexual fantasy: an introduction

What you want in therapy isn't always what you need

When does watching porn become a problem?

Why can't I stop thinking about someone I barely dated?