34 min

Defining and Navigating Mental Health with Aliza Shapiro, LCSW Get Well, Better: Health and Wellness Reimagined

    • Alternative Health

Societal stigma around mental health often hinders individuals from seeking the support and resources they need to address their well-being, perpetuating misconceptions and barriers to effective care.

Aliza Shapiro (@therapist_in_nyc), founder of Therapy in the City and a licensed therapist in New York City, advocates for proactive approaches to mental health, educating on embracing self-awareness and knowing when to seek support. She joins podcast host Chloe Harrouche to explore the crucial aspect of finding the right therapy fit, emphasizing the importance of an initial assessment to determine the most suitable approach tailored to individual needs. Aliza stresses the significance of ongoing evaluation, encouraging listeners to trust their instincts and communicate openly with their therapists about their goals and progress. Chloe candidly shares her past experiences with therapy, underscoring the significance of chemistry and the power of a spiritual connection. 

Key Takeaways: 

-Be proactive about your mental health and seek therapy before reaching a crisis point. 

-Chemistry between therapist and client is crucial for a successful therapeutic relationship. 

-If therapy is not working, have a conversation with your therapist and consider trying a different approach.

-Stress can have a significant impact on mental health, and it's important to identify and manage stress.

-Psychedelics may have a role in therapy, but it should be approached with caution and under the guidance of a professional. 

-Preventive mental health practices are essential for maintaining overall well-being.

Relevant Links:

Learn more about Therapy in the City

The 11 Best Mental Health Books

Types of Therapy: A guide to understanding your options

An Interview with Aliza Shapiro

Subscribe to Get Well, Better. Leave a review and follow along ⁠⁠⁠⁠@the.lanby⁠⁠⁠⁠. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Lanby⁠⁠⁠⁠ today and book a consultation.

Watch the Show ⁠⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠⁠

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction 

01:26 Aliza's Journey to Becoming a Therapist 

06:41 Measuring Progress in Therapy 

09:24 The Experience of Therapy 

11:03 Dreading Therapy vs. Looking Forward to Therapy 

12:21 Breaking Up with a Therapist 

21:30 Identifying and Managing Stress 

23:52 The Role of Psychedelics in Therapy 

31:51 Preventive Mental Health 

37:01 Closing Remarks

Produced by ⁠Haynow Media

Societal stigma around mental health often hinders individuals from seeking the support and resources they need to address their well-being, perpetuating misconceptions and barriers to effective care.

Aliza Shapiro (@therapist_in_nyc), founder of Therapy in the City and a licensed therapist in New York City, advocates for proactive approaches to mental health, educating on embracing self-awareness and knowing when to seek support. She joins podcast host Chloe Harrouche to explore the crucial aspect of finding the right therapy fit, emphasizing the importance of an initial assessment to determine the most suitable approach tailored to individual needs. Aliza stresses the significance of ongoing evaluation, encouraging listeners to trust their instincts and communicate openly with their therapists about their goals and progress. Chloe candidly shares her past experiences with therapy, underscoring the significance of chemistry and the power of a spiritual connection. 

Key Takeaways: 

-Be proactive about your mental health and seek therapy before reaching a crisis point. 

-Chemistry between therapist and client is crucial for a successful therapeutic relationship. 

-If therapy is not working, have a conversation with your therapist and consider trying a different approach.

-Stress can have a significant impact on mental health, and it's important to identify and manage stress.

-Psychedelics may have a role in therapy, but it should be approached with caution and under the guidance of a professional. 

-Preventive mental health practices are essential for maintaining overall well-being.

Relevant Links:

Learn more about Therapy in the City

The 11 Best Mental Health Books

Types of Therapy: A guide to understanding your options

An Interview with Aliza Shapiro

Subscribe to Get Well, Better. Leave a review and follow along ⁠⁠⁠⁠@the.lanby⁠⁠⁠⁠. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Lanby⁠⁠⁠⁠ today and book a consultation.

Watch the Show ⁠⁠⁠HERE⁠⁠⁠

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction 

01:26 Aliza's Journey to Becoming a Therapist 

06:41 Measuring Progress in Therapy 

09:24 The Experience of Therapy 

11:03 Dreading Therapy vs. Looking Forward to Therapy 

12:21 Breaking Up with a Therapist 

21:30 Identifying and Managing Stress 

23:52 The Role of Psychedelics in Therapy 

31:51 Preventive Mental Health 

37:01 Closing Remarks

Produced by ⁠Haynow Media

34 min