6 episodes

This Isn’t Therapy... It's a podcast about it! Join friends Jake Ernst, a therapist, and Simon Paluck, a filmmaker, as they explore topics and stories that make therapy incredibly challenging yet endlessly rewarding.

Each episode, Jake and Simon read stories submitted by their listeners based on a prompt, topic, or question that comes up in therapy. What follows is a casual (and sometimes funny) conversation about fear, vulnerability, sexuality, big feelings, and more. This may not be therapy but perhaps it can offer a glimpse of what therapy could look like for you.

Get in touch with us!
Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake
Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon

Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

This Isn’t Therapy Jake Ernst & Simon Paluck

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

This Isn’t Therapy... It's a podcast about it! Join friends Jake Ernst, a therapist, and Simon Paluck, a filmmaker, as they explore topics and stories that make therapy incredibly challenging yet endlessly rewarding.

Each episode, Jake and Simon read stories submitted by their listeners based on a prompt, topic, or question that comes up in therapy. What follows is a casual (and sometimes funny) conversation about fear, vulnerability, sexuality, big feelings, and more. This may not be therapy but perhaps it can offer a glimpse of what therapy could look like for you.

Get in touch with us!
Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake
Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon

Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

    Connection

    Connection

    This isn't therapy but it is a conversation about connection and connecting to ourselves. Jake and Simon talk about our eight (yes, eight!) senses and how that changes our ability to connect with and fully experience the world.

    We’d love to hear what you think! Get in touch with us:
    Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake
    Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon

    Episode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Rupture & Repair

    Rupture & Repair

    This isn't therapy but it is a conversation about the concepts of rupture and repair in relationships. Jake and Simon talk about what rupture can look like and why an intentional practice of repair is a fundamental process for overcoming disconnection in relationships.

    We’d love to hear what you think! Get in touch with us:
    Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake
    Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon

    Episode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Finding A Therapist

    Finding A Therapist

    This isn’t therapy but it’s a conversation starter about finding a therapist. In this episode, Simon reveals a personal secret about his own therapy journey, which leads to an exploratory conversion about the experiences of finding a therapist in the private mental health sector.

    Resources discussed: Psychology Today www.psychologytoday.com

    We’d love to hear what you think! Get in touch with us:
    Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake
    Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon

    Episode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Avoiding Feelings

    Avoiding Feelings

    This isn’t therapy but this is a conversation about avoiding feelings. In this episode, Jake and Simon discuss the second set of stories submitted via the previous prompt about vulnerability. Jake and Simon dive deep into a story about being the “strong partner” in a relationship and another about learning to cry.⁣

    We’d love to hear what you think! Get in touch with us:⁣
    Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake⁣
    Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon ⁣

    Episode mixed by Jordan Paluck⁣

    Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

    • 32 min
    Vulnerability City

    Vulnerability City

    This isn’t therapy but this is a discussion about vulnerability. In this episode, Jake and Simon discuss a prompt that asked listeners to name a time they were vulnerable and were ultimately glad they were. What follows is a conversation inspired by two stories - one about coming out as an atheist (as a precursor to coming out as gay) and another about a listener who doesn’t know what vulnerability looks or feels like.⁣

    We’d love to hear what you think! Get in touch with us:⁣
    Jake: www.instagram.com/mswjake⁣
    Simon: www.instagram.com/directedbysimon ⁣

    Episode mixed by Jordan Paluck⁣

    Submit an episode idea: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    This Isn't Therapy: Trailer

    This Isn't Therapy: Trailer

    This Isn’t Therapy... It's a podcast about it! Join friends Jake Ernst, a therapist, and Simon Paluck, a filmmaker, as they explore topics and stories that make therapy incredibly challenging yet endlessly rewarding.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

ElyseKellar ,

A++ Canadian Duo Podcast

Omg. I can’t say enough good things about Simon and Jake! This podcast is everything I was looking for and more! I started therapy right 4 weeks ago and found this podcast right before I had my first session. I’m so glad I found this and sooo glad after 2 years I am finally talking to someone 🤍 Thank you both so much! Love finding Canadian brands and voices! My fav!

Patrix14 ,

My new favourite!

This is my new favourite psychology podcast! It’s not only useful and interesting, but you guys bring something really special with your personalities, and it’s so nice to have queer hosts on a podcast that’s not specifically about lgbtq+. I love it! Felt a connection right away! I hope you make more episodes soon!

Badjnbds ,

Love

This is amazing and so many important topics are covered 💖 love this so much, good job you two!

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