140 episodes

This Isn’t Therapy... it's a podcast about it!
Therapy themes are everywhere you look— they’re in your relationships, in the culture, and yes, inside of you, Mary! Each week, Jake Ernst and Simon Paluck peel back the therapy curtain to discuss the very things people are talking to their therapists about. Anxiety. Boundaries. People Pleasing. Their narcissistic mother. No topic is off limits!

New episodes released every Thursday.

The hosts:
Jake: https://www.instagram.com/mswjake
Simon: https://www.instagram.com/directedbysimon
The pod: https://www.instagram.com/notatherapypodcast

This Isn’t Therapy Jake Ernst & Simon Paluck

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

This Isn’t Therapy... it's a podcast about it!
Therapy themes are everywhere you look— they’re in your relationships, in the culture, and yes, inside of you, Mary! Each week, Jake Ernst and Simon Paluck peel back the therapy curtain to discuss the very things people are talking to their therapists about. Anxiety. Boundaries. People Pleasing. Their narcissistic mother. No topic is off limits!

New episodes released every Thursday.

The hosts:
Jake: https://www.instagram.com/mswjake
Simon: https://www.instagram.com/directedbysimon
The pod: https://www.instagram.com/notatherapypodcast

    ENCORE: Loneliness vs. Being Alone

    ENCORE: Loneliness vs. Being Alone

    This Isn't Therapy...this is a fun, flirty, fab, encore conversation about loneliness versus being alone. Through two #lovelylistener stories, Jake and Simon explore feelings around how we can feel lonely even though we're surrounded by people we love. Also, how being alone does not always mean you are lonely.
    P.S. Don't forget: Submit a quandary, query, or question with our newest segment Asking For A Friend...
    Contact: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com
    Creators & Guests

    Simon Paluck - Host
    Jake Ernst - Host
    Hello, hi! Follow us on Instagram: @notatherapypodcast⁣Jake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimonEpisode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    • 43 min
    ENCORE: The Rise In Therapy Language

    ENCORE: The Rise In Therapy Language

    This Isn't Therapy... it's the encore episode about the overuse of therapy language and the impact its having on our relationships. Gaslighting? Triggered? Trauma-bonding? What do these words actually mean!? And are we using them correctly? Listen to find out. Also, Jake and Simon welcome special guests: Dr. Miriam-Webster, Tammy Toxic, and Gary Gaslight. This is an episode you absolutely don't want to miss, mmmmmkay?
    Articles:
    TIME: Gaslighting, Narcissist, and More Psychology Terms You're Misusing by Angela HauptThe New York Times: How the Language of Therapy Took Over Dating by Dani BlumCreators & Guests

    Simon Paluck - Host
    Jake Ernst - Host
    Bonjourrrr, hi! Follow us on Instagram: @notatherapypodcast⁣Jake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimon ⁣⁣Episode Mixed by Jordan Paluck

    • 43 min
    Navigating Change

    Navigating Change

    This Isn't Therapy...this is our *final* episode until the summer break!! On this weeks eppy, Jake and Simon asked "how do you navigate change?" Through two #lovelylisteners stories, they explore the honest struggle that comes with sudden change and how defaulting to "old habits" isn't necessarily a bad thing. Juicy! Sidebar: if you're a first time caller or a long time listener, thank you for being here!  See you in the fall xo
    P.S. Don't forget: Submit a quandary, query, or question for our end segment Asking For A Friend...
    Contact: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com
    Creators & Guests

    Simon Paluck - Host
    Jake Ernst - Host
    Hello, hi! Follow us on Instagram: @notatherapypodcast⁣Jake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimonEpisode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    • 48 min
    Is doomslang making us all numb?

    Is doomslang making us all numb?

    This Isn't Therapy... it's a doomy episode about the ever-evolving landscape of doomslang. Doomslang, coined by author and linguist Amanda Montell, is a term used to describe dystopian jargon like “dumpster fire” and “doomscroll” and “bed rot”. In this episode, Jake and Simon talk about how the constant conjuring of End Times is having surprising, unintended, and maybe even dangerous, consequences. From bed rot to brainrot, this episode sure packs a doomsday punch! Oh... and be sure to tune in this week for a very imporant Summertime announcement!
    P.S. Don't forget: Submit a quandary, query, or question for our end segment Asking For A Friend...
    Contact: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com
    Creators & Guests

    Simon Paluck - Host
    Jake Ernst - Host
    Hello, hi! Follow us on Instagram: @notatherapypodcast⁣Jake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimonEpisode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    • 46 min
    The Control Paradox

    The Control Paradox

    This Isn't Therapy...this is a fun, flirty, fab conversation about the control paradox! Arg! How do I get more control? Why must I try to fix everything?! Through two #lovelylistener stories, Simon and Jake explore the paradox of managing our fear of not having control by trying to get more of it. Also, what happens when we try to rush to resolve everything, all the time? AKA being a fix it, Ralph!! Listen to find out. 
    P.S. Don't forget: Submit a quandary, query, or question with our newest segment Asking For A Friend...
    Contact: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com
    Creators & Guests

    Simon Paluck - Host
    Jake Ernst - Host
    Hello, hi! Follow us on Instagram: @notatherapypodcast⁣Jake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimonEpisode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    • 33 min
    Exploring our inner world

    Exploring our inner world

    This Isn't Therapy... it's a long-overdue convo about inner worlds and inner children! What is an inner child? Does everyone have one? How do I know if I have one? In this episode, Jake and Simon talk about how to reconnect with our inner kids and how to know whether or not our inner child needs healing, attention, connection, or care. What follows is a discussion about inner worlds and why or why we shouldn't explore, or escape into, our inner landscape.
    Quote from the episode: "Being left alone with our stressful emotions in childhood creates a wounded inner child in need of healing."
    P.S. Don't forget: Submit a quandary, query, or question with our newest segment Asking For A Friend...
    Contact: thisisnttherapypodcast@gmail.com
    Creators & Guests

    Simon Paluck - Host
    Jake Ernst - Host
    Hello, hi! Follow us on Instagram: @notatherapypodcast⁣Jake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimonEpisode mixed by Jordan Paluck

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

abelspeak ,

Love this podcast

Really enjoy each episode. Please please increase the base volume of the episode. I listen in my car and i have to put it on max volume to hear and i still strain to hear. Jake’s beautiful voice especially just seems to be slightly too soft at this level. Thanks! ☺️

kowski530 ,

This isn’t therapy but these lovely lads are THERAPEUTIC

Jake and Simon has been getting me through the week since the pandemic. Not only are these goofy gals fun to listen to, but they also dive deep into some heavier topics in a really accessible way. If you’re looking for a podcast that will soothe your soul and tickle your funny bones, you’ve come to the right place.

Disclaimer: will cause feelings of joy and awe, and there will be lots of silly tangents along the way.

cm_kayla ,

Flirty, fun, and fabulous

Thankful to have a space to learn and listen to important and useful content on mental health without constantly being dragged down by heavy topics. I LOVE listening to Jake and Simon and getting to laugh out loud!! It really takes the weight off my shoulders and allows me to move forward with new ideas without feeling like I’ve been wrong for not knowing or implementing them before. I have been able to take so many new viewpoints and thoughts with me from this show but I keep coming back and get so excited every Thursday because I know I’m about to seriously just enjoy listening to a nice chat with my friends (parasocial who). Please never stop making these, I adore them, THANK YOU!!! ❤️💕 also please continue the impersonations they KILL ME 😂

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