9 episodes

Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg , “The Shrink Next Door” premieres on May 21st.

The Shrink Next Door Wondery

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 13.7K Ratings

Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg , “The Shrink Next Door” premieres on May 21st.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13.7K Ratings

13.7K Ratings

IndaMuddle ,

Be Veeery Careful!

As a retired psychotherapist myself I listened to the podcast mostly in horror. Glad I was able to get the update, too. Clinicians seeing patients have a tremendous amount of power. After all, it’s one thing to treat a patient’s body, but their mind? I’m not saying that most are this bad, but steer clear of a therapist who provides direct advice, or suggests you should just withdraw from family or friends. Our goal is to enable the patient to make their OWN choices. The ethical therapist confronts their own countertransference just about everyday, and the work of keeping the boundaries, while oftentimes difficult, is one of the best ways we “do no harm”.

rjc queen ,

The Shrink Next Door

Boring and how can anyone be so stupid.

katyc___ ,

Interesting but dragged out

It was horrifying the amount of power he had over the patients but feel like it could have been a little shorter and not as dragged out.

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