9 episodes

A licensed therapist and a comedian, who are sisters, talk over mental health, pop culture psychology, and what's happening on TikTok.  They'd really like to make a podcast without cusses in it, but that goes against who they are as people.  

My Sister's A Therapist Virginia Jones and Laura Ryan, LMFT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

A licensed therapist and a comedian, who are sisters, talk over mental health, pop culture psychology, and what's happening on TikTok.  They'd really like to make a podcast without cusses in it, but that goes against who they are as people.  

    My Sister's A Therapist: Is Marriage Good For Women?

    My Sister's A Therapist: Is Marriage Good For Women?

    The girls talk about their own experiences with (cis, hetero) marriage, what they liked about it, what they disliked about it, and some more things they disliked about it.  There's a discussion on the history of marriage and the relationship between marriage and women's rights.


    If you're a man, please don't message us about your hurt feelings.  Tell your therapist or your pastor.

    • 38 min
    My Sister's A Therapist: Codep Prep

    My Sister's A Therapist: Codep Prep

    Virginia wants to know the clinical definition of codependent, and is surprised to find out it's her.  Laura takes her through the history of the term, and the meanings it has taken on.  Virginia discusses why she's named after a U.S. state. There's lots of family lore in this ep- sorry, family.  Hopefully it'll be interesting to non-family members as well!

    References:

    Codependent No More- Melody Beattie
    Understanding the Origins and How To Heal from Codependency-Helen Sairany interviewing Renee Exelbert

    • 34 min
    My Sister's A Therapist: Holidaze!

    My Sister's A Therapist: Holidaze!

    In this episode, the girls discuss the history of Christmas,  how to play Hide the Goat, and how their family put the Fun in Dysfunctional.  The Holidays can be hard, and  they've got tips on what to do about it!






    References:
    The Dynamics of Love: A Scientific Exploration, by Dr. Chamin Ajjan
    The Christmas Effect on Psychopathology, by Drs. Randy and Laurie Sansone
    Understanding & Coping with the Christmas Blues, The British Association for Anger Management
    The Most Difficult Time of The Year: Mental Health During the Holidays, by Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
    The Psychology of Cuffing Season, by Michele Thiel 
    Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival, Portland, OR

    • 39 min
    My Sister's A Therapist: Irresponsible Diagnoses, Pt. 2

    My Sister's A Therapist: Irresponsible Diagnoses, Pt. 2

    The girls would like to let you know that NO fictional characters were harmed in the making of this episode.  They do discuss the mental problems that Wolverine, Randle McMurphy, and Sherlock Holmes have.  There's a lot of Wolverine talk so this ep is unusually horny.  Also, we learn for once and for all, who's more f****d up- Batman or the Joker? 

    • 35 min
    My Sister's A Therapist: Irresponsible Diagnoses, Pt. 1

    My Sister's A Therapist: Irresponsible Diagnoses, Pt. 1

    For your Halloween comedown, the sisters talk about the likely psychiatric diagnoses of their favorite fictional characters.  Was the Crazy Ex Girlfriend really mentally ill?  What's going on with Trading Places' Duke Brothers?  Can we diagnose Derek from the Good Place?  And most importantly, what the heck is Yoda?  Virginia shares her theories and Laura reviews them, based on the DSM-V.   There is some actual mental health information in this episode!  

    References:

    The Crow, Santa Monica
    Trading Places
    The Good Place
    Star Wars
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    • 36 min
    My Sister's A Therapist: The Sad Clown- Are All Comedians Bonkers?

    My Sister's A Therapist: The Sad Clown- Are All Comedians Bonkers?

    It's a clickbait article headline- Are Comedians Depressed?  After seventeen years in the world of standup, Virginia thinks she knows the answer.  The girls talk about the unhappy ends of comics like Belushi, Farley, Steven Brody Stevens, the inspirational beacon that is Maria Bamford, and then they shit on the Sherman Community Players in Sherman, Texas.

    References:

    Sure, I'll Join Your Cult- Maria Bamford
    SURE THING- Austin Show

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Gracie77 ,

A cut above the rest

A delightful mental health themed pod that brings both heart and laughs to the table. Really fun listen, well done.

NeverSleepingHere ,

Highly Recommend

"My Sister's A Therapist" podcast combines humor and insightful conversations on mental health and popular cultural phenomena. Laura and Virginia’s unique perspective makes complex topics accessible and relatable. I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone who likes to be entertained and also enjoys a lot of mental health wisdom. Keep it up!

Hez📚 ,

Wicked smart and funny! 😂

Great mix of comedy, culture, and clinical insight. The hosts are funny, thoughtful, and curious. Great energy, excellent chemistry, and contagious laughter — a winning combo for a podcast duo! Fav episodes so far: Soulmates and The Friendzone. Check these ladies out! 🙌

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