ABOUT THE SHOW: Dr. Lisa has been practicing unlicensed therapy since 2001. She’s worked with over 1,000 clients including artists, comedians, musicians, politicians, writers, actual shrinks, celebrities and complete strangers.In 2001, she added Self-Proclaimed Psychotherapist to her busy schedule as an art director and conceptual artist. As an art project, she conceived and produced a live show where she invited audience volunteers to have a quickie therapy session on a couch on stage with her, making fun of the fact that she had no experience, and showing off her forged diploma.Within a year she had a regular show, Psychotherapy LIVE! and a ton of press to go with it from places like, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Village Voice and pretty much any NYC paper with a theater section. She started her radio show, Dr. Lisa Gives A Shit in 2015, and before the pandemic, continued to perform therapy live in front of audiences.With her lightning quick read of people and her forthright insights, she can get to the essence of what people are trying to communicate quickly, and her sense of humor keeps everyone out of trouble.Due to her genuine curiosity, thoughtful questioning and quick wit, Dr. Lisa’s guests/patients reveal themselves whether they are planning to or not. It takes either a willingness to divulge or a bit of courage to be on Dr. Lisa’s couch. In Dr. Lisa’s world, everyone can sit for a therapy session and anything can seem like a therapy session. https://listentodrlisa.com/
DLG272 There's a breakthrough for Alexandra Torres in her therapy session.
Alexandra Torres won a therapy session with Dr. Lisa. We talked about what's important in her life that she's missing that's essential to her happiness—her art practice. Like me—most of us, she has obstacles of her own making. We identify them together and make a plan to move forward productively. We'll check in with her next month to see her progress! Alexandra was terrific at expressing herself and this session was very satisfying!
DLG211 RFB Host Eryn Levine gets SO real about her people pleasing proclivities with Dr. Lisa.
I have to say, Eryn Levine, host of RFB's Game Play Radio on Thursday's 2-3pm does not hold back on diving into her exploration of doing more than she needs to so other people will be happy. Eryn is an impressive young woman who is intelligent, responsible, initiative taking... all those things that will make her a huge success. She sees how her people pleasing is getting in her way and is becoming vigilant about jettising some of this behavior. I would say Eryn's affliction is not uncommon, but her honestly and drive to change her behavior is. We explore Eryn's background on how this behavior has developed in her past and we figure out some tactical ways to change her behavior so she can focus all that valuable energy on her own goals. Eryn has smarts and motivation, so we agreed she will come back for a second appointment in a month or so. I anticipate great progress which we can all learn from. Eryn is a gem. Her show Game Play Radio harnesses her prodigious storytelling skills.
DLG271 Fellow RFB host, Jonathan B. Lerner opens up with Dr. Lisa.
I knew Jonathan is host of a very popular RFB show, THE NEXT BEST THING which airs every Monday, 10-midnight. I thought I knew him pretty well from our station, but now I think I really understand him. There's a lot here—I also learned Jon has an amazing voice! Jon is a super talented guy - check out more about what Jon does HERE His range of talent and experience is massive!
DLG270 Wilson McDermott Comedian AND LICENCED Therapist
Dr. Lisa compares and contrasts the industries of comedy and psychotherapy with a licenced therapist and comedian, Wilson Mc Dermut. Checkout his comedy and more HERE!
About Wilson (Dr. Wil):
Wilson McDermut has a PhD in psychology, and lives and works in New York City, where he performs regularly in clubs and anywhere else that will let him.
He is a regular at Broadway Comedy Club and The Comic Strip Live (Late Night) in New York City, and has performed across the country from Maine to Missouri. An active member of the Gotham Comedy Foundation (a non-profit organization affiliated with Gotham Comedy Club), Wilson runs a monthly comedy show for patients and their families at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
In addition to performing at most of the major clubs in New York City, he appeared on BBC America's Crash Course in Comedy with Richard Hammond.
In collaboration with New Media Comedy, Wilson performs under the name Dr. Wil. New Media Comedy and Dr. Wil post comedy content on Instagram and Facebook. These short comedic videos touch on a variety of topics all related to psychology in one way or another. Follow @newmediacomedy and @dr._wil to for more comedy.
DLG1708 Sharon Spell, comedian. Three lives in one!
I really connected with Sharon Spell. Sharon is a comedian and podcast host of https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonSpellShow I had that rare feeling of a new best friend - brought down by the reality that we're all too busy to hang out anymore. Sharon spoke honestly and directly about drinking, divorce and how great things are now after all she's been through. Her guy she's with now is a keeper! #comedy #divorce #drinking #therapy http://sharonspell.com/
Dr. Lisa psychoanalyzes artist Clifford Owens
Clifford Owens is late so Dr. Lisa continues her discussion with station direct Tom Tenney about the effect working on the show has had on her life and they exchange tips on local thrift stores. Clifford Owens comes in and we hear about his childhood and about his directly and indirectly sexual,intimate performance video and photography work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Owens
funny, topical and informative
Dr. Lisa is one of my favorite podcasts because she is a great interviewer and knows how to get her guests to open up about their lives. She has a diverse range of visual artists and other types of creative folks on and has them reveal what makes them tick.