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Hosted by Dr. Lisa Levy, S.P. (Self-Proclaimed). 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?
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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 ArtStar.com Recently, Lisa completed a psychological investigation of extraordinary people for a multi-media project at The Brooklyn Academy of Music.

External Website: www.lisalevyindustries.com

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  • DLG180_Public Advocate Candidate, Dan Christmann says, "Humanity for ALL of the World starts and ends in NYC!"
    by Lisa Levy on January 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I met Daniel Christmann on the street earlier in the week while he was soliciting signatures for his campaign for Public Advocate. He’s a super passionate guy with very specific, thought out points of view. He shared his views on more than what to do with the L train. He wants to motivate society in general. Daniel’s an interesting guy who has learned the variety of people and neighborhoods through his job as manager of a plumbing company. He’s is REAL. More about Dan and his platform here: https://www.nycpublicadvocate.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/605000943248603 Listen →

  • DLG179_Artist, activist Natalie White that isn’t afraid of the unknown to a degree that I envy.
    by Lisa Levy on January 15, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I got to talk with Natalie White about how she came to NYC at 17 from Fairmont, West Virginia, without any specific plan. She met Peter Beard and soon became the muse for a lot of famous artists such as Beard, George Condo, Spencer Tunick, Sean Lennon and many more. At first, she was their inspiration and then went on to creating her own work, becoming an artist herself, with many exhibitions. White then used her boundless energy to make changes for women’s rights, walking 250 miles from NYC to DC. and defacing the Capital upon her arrival. Natalie and I talk a lot about how women handle their sexual power in a way that is positive for everyone concerned. She really is a great role model in this way. We come to the conclusion together that her social power is what makes people respond to her in the long run. More about Natalie White here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_White_(artist)?fbclid=IwAR0ve8QZYMjGQUARzwk-ztIq21gj0Iho9pOQqWt3mGJG7G9wvlJLyEXrb9s Listen →

  • DLG1148 Kat Ryals and Lauren Hirshfield of Paradice Palase kick ass.
    by Lisa Levy on January 9, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Paradise Palase founders are Kat Ryals, 30 years old, 5’2” and already married for 10 years, Lauren is 27, 6’ tall and no history of long-term relationships. They discuss the vision for their innovative project Paradice Palace which is a for-profit art space with a non-profit mentality. They have some great ideas! Like this OPEN CALL: https://www.paradicepalase.com/galleryproposals Lauren and Kat are both ambitious and with great art world experience and education. We explore with pointed Dr. Lisa style questions what makes them tick as a creative team both professionally and personally. They started Paradice Palase less than 2 years ago, but you can tell they are just getting started! Find out about this magical place they founded HERE: https://www.paradicepalase.com Listen →

  • DLG1847 Artist/Curator Patty Fabricant shares her insights about the relationships between artists who share studios.
    by Lisa Levy on December 24, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Patty is an excellent visual artist/painter who has just hung a show at Front Room-open until Jan. 6, titled, "Studio Mates", which features 5 pairs of artists who share studios. https://www.frontroomles.com/ We have an engaging and illuminating discussion about what the experience and effect of having a studio mate is on ones art and life. Patty has some great stories about the studio visits she made during the curation of this show. There’s some great stories about Patty’s own studio share with artist Amy Hill. (Here's a Dr. Lisa session with Amy: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/drlisa/episodes/2018-09-25T09_55_52-07_00). We also talk about Patty’s dramatic change of subject in her own work—abstract to an original form of self-portraiture. She says due to her feelings resulting from the election of Donald Trump, but Dr. Lisa pokes around to check if there’s more personal besides her political feelings behind that. More about Patty and her work here: Listen →

  • DLG1845 Actress Melissa Roth is a special combo of tough, feminine and TALENTED.
    by Lisa Levy on December 24, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Melissa Roth is classically trained stage, film, and voice over actress and writer. Her career is going great right now—she’s playing the romantic lead in a play at the Theater for the New City which opens soon. https://theaterforthenewcity.net/?vh_show=the-bohemians (I saw it, it was FABULOUS and packed!!!) Melissa had a tough 2017. She broke up with her boyfriend and contracted a scary, difficult to diagnose illness. I noticed her resolution and gratitude on a recent facebook post, so I invited her in to talk about what she’s gone through and how she is now in a great place career-wise. When Melissa and I dig in we get to talking about how she missed some waving red flags in her last relationship. She then shares a story about how at age 16, she had a 21 year old boyfriend who turned out to be schizophrenic. His older friends unwittingly involved Melissa in an intervention to get him into a hospital. After that Melissa and I discuss how it’s a worthwhile Listen →

  • DLG1846 Live reporting from the Superfine Art Fair in Miami with co-founder/Artist James Miille
    by Lisa Levy on December 24, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    My fellow host Billy C. manned the RFB studio for me while I reported by phone live from Miami Art Week, at Superfine Art Fair specifically with the smooth James Miille co-founder. So much great art and the artists were there, generously allowing me to make fun of them as I am wont to do. https://superfine.world/miami-beach/ Listen →

  • DLG1845 Comedian Kelsey Caine was a Miss New York Beauty Pageant Contestant!
    by Lisa Levy on December 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Kelsey Caine and I connected because we have both competed in pageants. I was Miss Subways 2017, but Kelsey competed in an actual beauty pageant! Miss New York! Anyway it was snowing like a motherf*cker and Kelsey was about 35 minutes late. I had to hold down the fort with stories about bra shopping and a conversation with a call-in baker in Nova Scotia. Kelsey did give us a back scene view of the pageant world from the most HILARIOUS perspective—she was competing in the most subversive way, stained ball gown, etc. Really entertaining and enlightening on how women are treated in these situations. She's great and we will reschedule her for a full episode soon! More about Kelsey Caine: https://www.authorsguild.net/services/members/3183 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/opinion/sunday/beauty-pageant-competition.html Connect with Kelsey here: Twitter: @kelsey_caine Snap: kelseylcain Listen →

  • 1842 Loren Munk is a gift to the art world—plus he’s a fun guy!
    by Lisa Levy on November 27, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Loren Munk is an amazing painter and art world chronicler. His art and videos are an amalgamation of art history. The well-known painter, Katherine Bradford said he deserves a MacArthur "Genius" Award and I wholeheartedly agree. As James Kalm, he’s had over 2 million views of his web series covering art, galleries, artists, openings and even some street musicians. There is so much to learn about this former Mormon from Utah. Loren was talented as a child but art didn’t come alive for him until he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army during the 70’s. Loren was a highly active part of the art world in the 80’s. He never quit, but the art world went through it’s paces and he and his wife, Kate, focused on bring up two boys. In the meantime Loren, reentered the art world with a vengeance. This is genuine inside scoop, folks. There’s even a discussion of, “What’s more important for an art career,-the work or the relationships?” Listen →

  • 1841 Yulia Laricheva is really INTENSE!
    by Lisa Levy on November 14, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Five days before the historic 2018 mid-term elections, I sit down with creative entrepreneur, Yulia Laricheva. I’m on the hunt to find out where her drive and ambition comes from. It's hard not to feel like a lazy ass around this lady! This leads to a deep dive into her experience of moving to the U.S. from the outskirts of Moscow when she was 10 years old. Yulia feels lucky to have the opportunities she has as opposed to what they would have been if her family hadn’t left Russia, and she doesn’t want to miss a single minute in her creative quest to help women and minorities succeed. Also Yulia really opens up about her life in all sorts of ways. More about Yulia and her company, DREAM NATION here: http://www.dreamnation.io/ Listen →

  • DLG1840 Ben Louis, host of RFB's BEN TALKS, comes in for a follow-up session!
    by Lisa Levy on November 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    This session is a follow up to very intense personal session on Feb.1, 2018 that I had with fellow Radio Free Brooklyn host of Ben Talks. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/drlisa/episodes/2018-02-12T13_00_17-08_00 Also check out Ben's show-Thursdays, 5-7pm!https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/ben-talks/ Here on Oct. 25, 2018, we check in again in this session, 9 months later, RFB host, Ben Louis is going places fun, EXCITING and scary. The last time I sat down with Ben on Feb.1st, 2018, he was going through a breakup of a long-term relationship. On the eve of his 28th birthday, Ben is poised to take off - on radio and live on stage. He’s focused on his career and it’s taking him places. There’s a lot of inspiration in here for you lazy asses out there. I’m looking forward to having Ben back in a bunch of months to hear what’s happened from this glance into his future. Listen →

  • DLG1839 Actress/Singer, Cristina Morrison, takes us to exotic locations.
    by Lisa Levy on November 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks to the Ecuadorian Film Festival, I get to sit down with accomplished actress and jazz singer Cristina Morrison, appearing in one of the main selections, Agujero negro (Black Hole) http://www.ecuadorianfilmfest.com/copy-of-template-5, who grew up in Ecuador and Miami but has also lived in Galapagos. Fascinating to hear how as a young girl she grew up in 2 very different cultures, American and a strict Catholic Latin American one. Her story about a childhood trauma involves being locked in a car! She has two sons and they can’t take her seriously when they see her act-it’s just mom acting! We were also joined by Andrea Taps,www.andreataps.com who was in the studio, representing the Ecuadorian film festival, so we get to hear the 2 ladies talk Ecuador and speak a bit in Spanish. Also got a recommendation for a great Ecuadoran restaurant in Manhattan. Besides hearing about her work and life, we got to fit in some of Cristina’s remarkable voice. Listen →

  • DLG1838 Bowery Poetry club director, Nikhil Melnechuk talks about the slam poetry creative process through his film, "Don't Be Nice."
    by Lisa Levy on November 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Nikhil Melnechuk, is the director of the Bowery Poetry Club and https://www.bowerypoetrystudios.com and producer of feature documentary "Don't Be Nice," https://www.bowerypoetrystudios.com/dont-be-nice/ which is about to premier at 2018 Bushwick Film Festival https://www.bushwickfilmfestival.com. We had a great deep dive into the world of slam poetry, which is a great template for understanding performance, writing and art in general. What's more important, "Making the work or pleasing the audience?" question gets turned over and examined a few times. More about Nik here! https://www.bowerypoetrystudios.com/staff/nikhilmelnechuk Listen →

  • DLG1837 Comedian/singer/songwriter/filmmaker/cartoonist, Anthony Kapfer is good at everything except finishing college.
    by Lisa Levy on October 28, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Anthony is a thoughtful guy for such silly songs. I guess I’m thinking now his silly songs are not very silly at all when you really think about them. https://music.anthonykapfer.com/ He’s super-talented and can’t help following his own path, which makes for a lot of great stories. We really bonded, especially since he reminded me of Frank Zappa. We got to play his music, a song from his album “Songs for Children to Cry To”— “D is for Divorce,” which is hilarious and created an earworm that I still have right now. Thanks Anthony :/! There’s some really intense conversation about 2 car accidents, one that affected Anthony as a young child and one as an adult. This episode is extreme crying and laughing. I really felt like we got a window into Anthony in this one. www.anthonykapfer.com/ Listen →

  • DLG1836 It’s Bushwick Open Studios AGAIN with curator/artist, William Norton.
    by Lisa Levy on October 28, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I’m really depressed and overwhelmed because of Bushwick Open Studios self-pressure, as well as all the other shit going on in my life. A commission – making 12 paintings in 2 weeks! You can feel my distress in the beginning of the session, then Norton comes in and we talk about the spectacular show he is curating at the gallery 100 Bogart which is next store to the studio.so When he comes in, I finally chill out. Norton, who is a spectacular curator and artist, http://www.nortonart.net/ also lives in my same building — we were able to have a direct hilarious conversation about the tension between our dogs! Norton also has a terrific Insta: http://www.nortonart.net/ Listen →

  • DLG1835 RFB host, Billy C. made out with Marianne Faithful
    by Lisa Levy on October 28, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Marianne Faithful, who knew! I love Billy-I’ve gotten to hang with him at the RFB studio quite a bit. He makes me feel better about my age group cause he’s such a cool guy and has totally kept up, showing me you can stay young forever! Billy’s had a life in music and hosts TWO RFB shows, Thursdays 11am: https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/the-attitude-adjustment-show/ AND Sundays 11pm, https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/cosmic-debris/ He met Marianne Faithful at the 8th Street record store he was working at in the late 70’s There’s also a lot of boldface music names in this episode from Billy’s adventures. Billy’s childhood includes a tough dad which has likely made him more sensitive. In the past few years, he’s also been devoted to making art and paints all the time, which I didn’t know—great to hear about the motivation behind his paintings. Listen →

  • DLG1834 Artist Amy Hill is Naturally Thin and Naturally Talented.
    by Lisa Levy on September 25, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Amy Hill and I have known each other for a long time, but like with so many artists, we mostly see each other circulating at openings. We use the occasion of her 3rd solo show at Front Room Gallery-https://www.frontroomles.com/ — open until Oct. 21 to sit down together in the RFB studio. It was particularly lovely to be able to sit down with her and grill her about whatever I was interested in knowing about her. She is a charming sport! See more of her incredible work HERE: http://www.amyhillpaintings.com/ So much to uncover about Amy — her childhood — her creative, intelligent family — scientist dad, artsy mom, talented sibling. Everyone had drawing talent. Amy's drawing talent and consistent hard work has definitely been the compass in her life and has opened more doors for her than she will likely admit to — she's way too modest:))Her stories about her early artist years in the lower east side stick in my head. Eventually she and I get to talking Listen →

  • DLG1833 Unexpected insights about Buddhism from Comedian Ikechukwu Ufomadu
    by Lisa Levy on September 24, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer. He trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and internationally in The Netherlands and Indonesia. Who would've guessed we'd wind up talking about Buddhism? And so much more! I didn't know a whole lot about Buddhism, so it was fascinating to hear about Ike's practice‚— and which helped me understand why Ike is an original performer, like no other. He has a background in experimental theater from NYU Tisch. When you combine it with his original sense of humor and innate desire to simply entertain you get this: http://www.ikehimself.com/ In my role as Dr. Lisa, I got to find out a lot about Ike. How his father moved back to Nigeria when he was a kid and left him with his siblings and mother in Texas. We also dig into what part of Ike does his character come from and represent? I loved hearing Ike talking about how he came to New York to go to NYU and what that was like for him to be new in such an open town. Listen →

  • DLG1832 I want to be more like artist Sharilyn Neidhardt.
    by Lisa Levy on September 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    When I first, met Sharilyn Neidhardt a few years ago when I moved to Bushwick, I noticed that she was a leader in the community right away, and now I know why. Sharilyn has the goods—in her work, how she handles herself and her presence in a group of people. What I’m saying is, this lady has her shit together. We get to check in with her just a few days before her solo show, SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE, opens at Art During the Occupation Gallery http://www.art-during-the-occupation-gallery.com We talk about the feelings in her work, influences from her job in a newsroom, how making art has replaced drinking, the art group she helps run, Tran-scen-der https://www.facebook.com/transcenderart/ , and how she makes her own fucking oil paints! If you want to read her love of art in her own words, read this: https://drawingnewyork.com/2018/06/12/why-i-draw-by-sharilyn-neidhardt/ After reading this and talking with her, I felt so inspired, I spent my entire weekend working on art, so Listen →

  • DLG1831 Dr. Lisa gets highly personal with Spencer Tunick and Kristin Bowler
    by Lisa Levy on August 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    It’s likely you are familiar with Spencer Tunick’s work, but in case you are not, he’s the guy that organizes, photographs and exhibits huge sculptural, landscape type photographs of naked people. https://www.spencertunick.com/ Spencer and Kristin Bowler, check her/her work out here—https://www.instagram.com/krystlpink/—literally travel the US—all 50 states https://tinyurl.com/y9c2a4dp,—and the globe together https://www.amazon.com/Naked-World-Spencer-Tunick/dp/B007NE050Q, self-funding and producing these otherworldly bodyscapes. Spencer has been interviewed and documented widely, but rarely with his wife—and them as a couple. I have known Spencer and Kristin since the 90’s, when they were just dating and before they had their two girls, Seda and Isla now 13 and 11, so I was able to test out some of my Dr. Lisa theories. Here are some of the topics we discussed: • How Kristin and Spencer met. How they began dating • Listen →

  • DLG1830 Heather Fink is visiting from LA
    by Lisa Levy on August 27, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    In my position as an untrained therapist, I would say that the way Heather “presents” and the way she really is don’t quite match up. Kind of the way the Kerry Russell character on “The Americans”, can go from glam to hand to hand combat without breaking a sweat. Except Heather wouldn’t hurt anybody. She’s SUPER caring! Heather is a writer/director who’s made a lot happen, including a feature film, "Inside You", that she wrote, directed and starred in. https://www.amazon.com/Inside-You-Heather-Fink/dp/B075RMN46NWhoa! We talk about her take on life which relates to some of the themes in her film, how men and women function together in society without thinking too hard and women get the short end of the stick too often. Heather’s opening story about being called out in a dramatic horrible way in front of the class kind of says it all. She simply doesn’t see why she is getting in trouble. We both agree – the boys Listen →