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Dr Lisa Gives a Shit

Hosted by: Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. (Self-Proclaimed)
Live Thursday at 2:00 pm
Category: Talk

About the Show

Dr. Lisa really DOES give a sh*t. Dr. Lisa Levy S.P. (Self-Proclaimed) has been performing psychotherapy on stage, on the street and in her studio/office since 2001, and she’s better than a lot of certified shrinks because psychoanalysis and therapy is not a job for her, it’s an obsession.Dr. Lisa gets to the essence of what makes people tick, attempt to raise their self-awareness a bit, and maybe help solve some issues along the way. She doesn’t screw around either, why waste time since she’s not making money on having people come back?

About Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. (Self-Proclaimed)

Lisa Levy a.k.a. Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. has performed psychotherapy as a self-proclaimed psychotherapist since 2001. She performs on stage, on the street and has private patients in her office/studio. She has performed at such places as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Brooklyn Museum, Joe’s Pub, The Woolly Mammoth Theater and the Brick Theater.

Over the years, Lisa has worked through issues with Amy Schumer, Michael Musto, Joe Gordon-Levitt and people just like you – and I mean all of you!

Although Dr. Lisa has no formal training she has been in all sorts of therapy herself including group, couples, and individual. Lisa was also an in-patient on a study on depression at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC and was a subject in the initial Prozac trials.

Lisa is also a visual artist and has exhibited funny psychologically based text work in Her visual art has been widely exhibited at many venues including White Columns, Artists Space, Printed Matter, The New Museum, The Bronx Museum, Schroeder and Romero, Auxiliary Projects and with Recently, Lisa completed a psychological investigation of extraordinary people for a multi-media project at The Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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  • DLG1729_Patient/Comic Lisa Kaplan Makes Great Progress!
    by Lisa Levy on August 17, 2017 at 22:48

    I've managed to turn comedian/storyteller into a regular client. She reports on the progress she's made since our initial session in May right here: and we find out she's taken great and brave steps towards her goals of storytelling and dating. She has done a few storytelling shows and is meeting new people that way. She likes storytelling. Dating is slower-tho she has made dating attempts online. We schedule another session for Thurs. Aug. 5th-I'm looking forward to hearing more about working in some dating stories with all that storytelling! […]

  • DLG1728_Comedian/Artist Grant Lindahl is finding out that life is more real with people that you care about.
    by Lisa Levy on August 9, 2017 at 17:59

    Grant Lindahl is super-talented and wonderfully honest. He has just started therapy for real when I get to catch up with him. He grew up in Appalachia, his parents were ok, but his classmates treated him like a freak and much to Grant's credit, he didn't retreat. Grant's life is going great career-wise and hopeful relationship-wise-he just needs to deal with the realization that his words and actions have an effect on the other people. I relate from having a fairly isolated childhood myself. Check out Grant's work-this is an amazing true story animation he made about the weirdest "zoo" that ever existed - only in small town Appalachia- More great Grant Lindhal here. And don't miss his monthly show, Art School Acid Dropout at The Creek and The Cave […]

  • DLG1726 Laura B. Regan of The Footlight Bar surprises me by talking abour suicide.
    by Lisa Levy on July 19, 2017 at 21:33

    I was really excited about having Laura, the owner of THE FOOTLIGHT BAR - (The Bushwick Daily's readers' choice award for best live music venue). ANYWAYS- Laura and I wind up having a long, revealing and inspiring session about suicide. We also talk about how she met her husband, performer Tim Shea six years ago. They're getting married soon-in 2 months-September 10! The trajectory of how Laura and Tim met and developed their relationship is unusually healthy, but still offbeat. I'm hoping to get them back on the show together!Laura is a musician and Berklee School of Music full-scholarship student and we get to hear some of her music at the end: @thefootlightbar #music #psychotherapy #suicide #wedding #inspiration […]

  • DLG1726_Ben Curtis and Full Moon Party are more than a trio.
    by Lisa Levy on July 15, 2017 at 06:41

    Do you remember Ben Curtis from "Dude You're Getting A Dell?" Well it really doesn't matter, because that dude has moved on and grown! We talk about his turn on the shrink couch with me live in 2004, his arrest and overnight experience in jail. He has developed so much and grown - music career, starring role in a big off broadway show, a coaching and wellness service, Soul Fit NYC—plus it turns our he's engaged! To his vocalist, Cassie Firemann! I enjoy myself by putting the bass player, Robbie Frost on the spot by asking him what conflicts he's observed in their relationship. All beginning with a full scholarship to NYU Tisch. #music #actor #psychotherapy #healing […]

  • DLG1725 NeedAMom takes care of Dr. Lisa who's depressed.
    by Lisa Levy on July 11, 2017 at 08:50

    Every once in a while I feel so down on myself that I can't hide it, so I take a break from putting it out there to taking it in. Personally, I think I sound like a winey, spoiled, ungrateful, douchbag but Nina shows she is up to the task. The well-known Need A Mom shows she is the herculean of all moms. And for that I am grateful. […]

  • DLG1724 I get profession career advice from Rahti Gorfien, a well-respected creative coach,
    by Lisa Levy on June 28, 2017 at 05:55

    In this session Rahti shows off her skills by talking with me about some of my creative obstacles—like my crappy self-image. We talk how we can all manage our phone in this time-crunched era. Loads of tips too—like how if you change one thing in your life that's bugging you, a lot of other stuff can fall in place. Plus, she's a whole lot less judgmental than I am! So was grateful for all this advice and analysis-still chewing on it! YOU CAN ALSO GET CAREER COACHING from #RahtiGorfien #creativecoach #psychology #psychotherapy #art #creativity #passion #direction […]

  • DLG1723 Dr. Lisa thinks Rob Paravonian is a hilarious perfectionist.
    by Lisa Levy on June 28, 2017 at 05:46

    Rob is crazy talented- first of all-what a funny funny writer—song writer. And singer, guitar player too. Not full of himself. He plays live on the air, so don't miss this episode. Rob really opened up-he's focused on his work. I worry about him tho-cause he's smart, talented, GOOD LOOKING and NICE. So of course, I wind up grilling him as to why he's not in a relationship... #robprocks #comedy #comedywriting #comedian #musician #funnysingersongwriter #psychotherapy #psychology […]

  • DLG1721 Dr. Lisa meets one of her musician heros-Bill Popp!
    by Lisa Levy on June 28, 2017 at 05:36

    In the 1990's I was addicted to listening to Bill Popp and the Tapes—the music was the background to my frantic art-making. I went to see him play live-the whole 9 yards! So when he agreed to come on my show-I was a bit star-struck. I could not have imagined a more down to earth, dedicated and continually active musician fronting a band. We talk a lot about his background; the influence his parents individual passing had on him. Also he has a girlfriend that likes belly dancing! That's me wearing a Bill Popp and the Tapes swag, signed hat. This guy is a real original-great perspective on the music business too. #BillPopp #music #psychology […]

  • DLG2021_ Dr. Lisa challenges Lisa Kaplan to take action on dating and career.
    by Lisa Levy on June 16, 2017 at 05:52

    Lisa is a really great, well-loved comedian who has had so much therapy, I don't have a lot to add to the conversation. But all that self-awareness needs action. At the end of this session I challenge Lisa to return to the show and report on at least ONE DATE and ONE STORYTELLING experience! #comedy #art #psychotherapy #dating […]

  • DLG1720_Mick Diflo is a comedian who's a paradox of unselfconscious talent.
    by Lisa Levy on June 16, 2017 at 04:56

    I saw Mick perform at a great show-Morrison Motel from John Morrison and I was immediately taken with the quality of his work - SO SHARP! Here's something worth noting from his bio: "Mick is a former laborer, professional boxer, addiction counselor & skeptic who moved to NYC at 48 & began doing standup." My take on Mick after this session is that he's a natural and despite not having a obvious path to it, the comedian in his soul took over who he is. A talent who is unusually honestly humble, because of his natural abilty. IMHO, but you listen and tell me! WATCH: #comedy #psychotherapy #art #radio […]

  • DLG1719 Dr. Lisa's best friend Margot, tells Dr. Lisa the truth about herself..
    by Lisa Levy on May 31, 2017 at 07:39

    I think this was fairly brave of me. I invited my BFF of the last 30 years, writer, to come on the show and answer honestly some tough questions about myself. If you're curious about my shortcomings-this episode is for you. Also, Margot tells me which old boyfriends were the most likely match-tho absolutely NONE comes anywhere near the match Phil is for me. […]

  • DLG1718_Ammo O'Day is an Esoteric Life Coach and has some advice for Dr. Lisa
    by Lisa Levy on May 26, 2017 at 07:30

    Ammo O'Day is in a category by herself: an esoteric life coach. She utilizes fitness, nutrition, reiki, tarot, chakra work and magic to heal what ails you. I had the honor of spending this whole hour with her and learning about how she melds her practices and of course how it applies to me. We start out by my making her tell me what her impression of me was when we met a few weeks ago-She said something that I've heard from people who know me well, but never from a first impression. I'm still thinking about it!It seems to me that a defining factor for her was an emergency appendectomy she went through at 9 years old. This was a fascinating episode and kudos for Ammo for telling me things not easy for me to hear - but I ASKED! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY she now has an RFB show herself: I'M WITH MAGIC, Listen HERE: #psychotherapy #reiki #fitness #spirituality #witc […]

  • DLG1717 Bushwick Daily founder, Katarina Hybenova talks Entreprenurs Club
    by Lisa Levy on May 18, 2017 at 03:07

    Katarina Hybenova is one of my heros and is an inspiration for many. Originally from Slovakia!!!, this brilliant go-getter has taken Bushwick by storm. She has created Bushwick Daily, has written 2 novels, and started Bushwick Entrepreneurs Club. She is married to an amazing artist (and musician!) Kenny Colors. Katarina has a lot of great pointers about life on one's own terms. We also had a great chat about our confusion about the gender of the cat that she cared for originally as a kitten. Where were those testicles!? @kamelka […]

  • DLG2016_Pinc Louds and Bear come to the studio to play in every sense of the word~
    by Lisa Levy on May 6, 2017 at 22:14

    I had run out of time and desperate to get a guest on my show in less than 24 hours. Magic happens when I get into the Delancey St. station and am drawn into Pinc Louds musical vortex.Talent, beauty and authenticity begin to describe this truly original being. Claudi brought her stand-up bass player, Bear and we had a super fun and revealing conversation about how Claudi came to America from an island and what her childhood was like (happy family, musician dad). Plus these two were so excited about being on the show, it boosted my self-esteem! @pinc_louds #music #psychotherapy #pinclouds #art […]

  • DLG1715_Whitney Houston Biennial founder, Finley had unconditional love as a child.
    by Lisa Levy on April 26, 2017 at 01:13

    Great session today with Finley Christine! We talked about her experience at The Whitney Houston Biennial (mostly great), what she learned (engage with young collectors!) and her family and childhood-unconditional love and a hospice mother - and more that is too personal for writing here! See Finley's art here-she wallpapers DUMPSTERS all over the world! #WhitneyHoustonBiennial #art #SPRING/BREAKArtFair #Finley […]

  • DLG1714_New Yorker Cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen is SO BROOKLYN but not really.
    by Lisa Levy on April 24, 2017 at 02:05

    I excavated this side of Jeremy that is pretty deep in there. He's a fantastic cartoonist that has broken a lot of ground making fun of Brooklyn hipsters. I dug into Jeremy and found out the important influence his Vietnamese immigrant parents have had on his becoming successful. They kicked ass to come here! This episode is heartily recommended for listening to any Trump supporters! Please check out Jeremy's incredible work here: #art #comic #psychotherapy […]

  • DLG2013 Dr. Lisa just can't categorize musician Joseph Keckler.
    by Lisa Levy on April 12, 2017 at 07:22

    The easiest way to describe what Joseph Keckler makes is music. But that doesn't begin to cover it-the Vice Articles, videos, books and EVERYTHING.. The New York Times declared him a “major vocal talent” who “shatters conventional boundaries. In this session we explore Joseph's creative process and how he handles the press making such a fuss about him. He is very genuine the whole time I am asking him bull-in-a-china-shop questions. I got to meet him because he is the talent for the Art F City Benefit this year and I am helping plan it. LISTEN TO THIS MUSIC - completely unique and undescribable: And come to the Art F CIty Benefit, April 18th! #music #opera @josephkeckler #art #artfcity #baroque #video @vic […]

  • DLG1712 Kosmo Vinyl talks about how he chose family over his success in Rock N Roll. SMART GUY.
    by Lisa Levy on March 29, 2017 at 06:08

    Kosmo Vinyl is currently an artist completely driven by his work which is terrific and funny: Kosmo is famous for having managed the Clash but very humble about all that —we had a meaningful conversation about his growing up-very British blue collar-he was lured at a young age by his love of American blues and jazz. His life experiences are very much book-worthy, but as a "therapist" I wanted to understand why someone in the middle of an incredible rock and roll life would settle down to be a devoted father and husband. Let's just say - Kosmo had good values-he seems like a happy man who has great relationships with his young men sons and wife. #art #music #theClash #therapy […]

  • DLG1711 David Humphrey, artist and someone who I kept an eye on in the 80's-he didn't know...
    by Lisa Levy on March 29, 2017 at 06:03

    I was prompted to invite David Humphrey on my show due to his recent exhibition-terrific!-at blue chip gallery, Fredricks and Fraiser. We had a great talk about his work and explored how he wants his viewers to make up stories with the elements in the work. I had a crush on David in my youth - he was friends with my neighbor-but we were both involved with other people and he never found out. It was fun bringing it full circle on this show now that we are both happily married grownups. His wife, Jennifer Coates is an amazing artist as well and has a show up till April 16 at #psychotherapy #art […]

  • DLG1710 Collin
    by Lisa Levy on March 29, 2017 at 06:03


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