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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 Recently, Lisa completed a psychological investigation of extraordinary people for a multi-media project at The Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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  • DLG1818_Frontwoman Heather Lee Martin was going to be an opera singer.
    by Lisa Levy on May 16, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Heather was a hoot. She's a successful musician, singer and writer of songs for her band, Crowd The Airwaves. She's only 26, but so her own person with her band that's been together for 5 years. Heather was on the path to becoming a serious opera singer, but at a certain point became disillusioned with all that conforming. She really lives and breathes music though and has a rich life cause of it. Her happiness is infectious. This episode will leave you in a good mood, in part because we give you a taste of her music. Listen →

  • DLG1817_Dr. Lisa tries to find the mystery behind the relationships in The Fireside Mystery Theater people..
    by Lisa Levy on May 8, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Have you heard of the Fireside Mystery Theater? It's this incredible monthly performance that gets made into a podcast every month. Kind of old timey radio with a contemporary science fictiony twist. A new episode is written, rehearsed, performed live (includes music!) at The Slipper Room and then edited into a podcast. Everything you need to know about it is HERE: Anyway, it's a pretty slick highwire act to be doing that monthly for over 2 MILLION listeners. But I must say, it's incredibly, creative, compelling and original-nothing like it! In this session I dig into the dynamics and personal relationships in this troop and find out how they get along. My guests are co-creator, Gus Rodriguez and director Holly Payne-Strange. The other co-creator is Ali Silva—she couldn't make it, but I GRILLED Holly and Gus to find out if the 2 hetero co-creators ever had sexual tension. I can honestly say I don't think they did. It's a testament to the Listen →

  • DLG1815 Marcellus Hall is an adorable A+ Perfectionist
    by Lisa Levy on April 30, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Check out Marcellus' reaction after listening to this recording of our session: "Omfg. Just finished listening. I’m a piece of work! I wish I could just chill a little bit more and be an A-" Marcellus is crazy talented and SUCCESSFUL at SO MANY THINGS - New Yorker Cartoonist, Children's book author/illustrator, successful touring musician/songwriter, fronter of bands... Look!: Plus he's good-looking-did I mention that too? He was a great sport here. I really dug into his personal life and childhood and answered everything as openly as possible. I did get a feeling he was tough to get to as I told him, due to his perfectionist expectations of himself. Nevertheless, I think he and I had a growth experience. Listen →

  • DLG1814 A session with Oliver Wasow that isn't in the art materials written about him.
    by Lisa Levy on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Oliver Wasow is an accomplished and highly original talent. Very sophisticated but almost self taught as he didn't study what his career is about. Oliver's work travels the line between painting and photography, what's real and imagined. Oliver opens up about his brother and growing up which gives us some fresh perspective on him and his work. He's a thoughtful, insightful soul and there's a lot to dig into here. He has a solo show in Brooklyn up until April 22, 2018 Listen →

  • DLG1812 Karen Marston is well adjusted enought to confront the bigger issues.
    by Lisa Levy on April 6, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    This session with artist Karen Marston illuminated my thinking of the discussion around whether you have to have a miserable childhood to be an artist. Personally, I don't think you do, but talking with Karen led me to think there is so much destruction in the world, that having a secure childhood can actually aid an artist to confront a much larger, more universal problem, such as global warming, as opposed to so much navel gazing as artists such as myself focus on for inspiration. Karen's current show at Owen James Gallery is a great example of seducing the viewer into contemplating the destruction of icebergs. We get to hear about her trip to Newfoundland to observe and document them for these paintings. YOU MUST SEE HER SHOW!! Up until April 22, 2018 #icebergs #globalwarming #painting @KarenMarston @OwenJamesGallery Listen →

  • DLG1810 Celeste Rogers on winning CHOPPED on TV, PLUS dining, dating and divorce.
    by Lisa Levy on March 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Celeste combines her science interest (pre-med at one point!) with her food and recipe development talent to win this round on CHOPPED, on the Food Network. She’s killing it in the food/recipe development business, but there’s a lot more to get to, besides all her accomplishments in that are. Celeste is possibly the most together positive, productive person ever on Dr. Lisa, so I dig in enviously to see how she does it. Did I also mention that Celeste is super smart, talented and beautiful? Celeste has a whole bunch of natural gifts, but the magic sauce I think, is her discipline. As a kindergartener, she would bug her mother to make sure she got to her dance lessons on time. And getting to the Olympic trials for swimming is not for the unfocused. Somewhere along the way, naturally outgoing Celeste learned that FUN is important too, which is what makes her so balanced. #food #cooking #chef #celesterogers Listen →

  • DLG1809 Dr. Lisa coaches Ed Kish to be more selfish.
    by Lisa Levy on March 20, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    In this full on psychotherapy session, Dr. Lisa uncovers Ed Kish's childhood conditioning has taught him not to put himself first. Ed is a working and studying acting to become a animation voice-over artist. He is also the partner of one of RFB's favorite hosts, Orie Givens, who hosts: How can anyone in our society get ahead with that attitude? Seriously! We learn about the balancing act of getting what you need and still being a decent human which Ed is in spades. Listen →

  • DLG1808_Thurston Ray sings LIVE plus 'splains his love life to Dr. Lisa
    by Lisa Levy on March 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Thurston Ray is an incredible musician and I got him to sing A Capella in the studio which you can't hear anywhere else. Thurston was appearing live that night on our RFB showcase at The Well, so I got to ask him about that. Plus in my role as Dr. Lisa, I got to grill him on how his personal love life relates to his music. Thurston was very generous and open, so we got to find out about the road he's on in his personal life and how his family and background plays into that. Hint: He's slow to get involved. A totally handsome, lovable guy, Thurston, thanks for sharing! #music #therapy #RFB #ThurstonRay @ThurstonRay Listen →

  • DLG1807 Comedian Kevin McCaffery is not coasting.
    by Lisa Levy on March 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Kevin talks about how you can never take making a living in comedy for granted. He's made a living as a comedian for the past ten years and he's always working to work harder. Kevin's never been in therapy before, so we explore how his drive and role in his comedy friends may have parallels with his role as the oldest of three boys with a divorced mom household. Kevin gets big kudos here as he does not hold back-what a fabulous patient/guest! @KevinMcCaff #comedy #psychotherapy #Letterman Listen →

  • DLG Dr. Lisa talks to Holly Strange and Charlotte Smart about Shakespeare, men and women
    by Lisa Levy on February 26, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Holly has conceived of and is directing a play that Charlotte is acting in. Our conversation starts of the themes in the play: men, women, power, etc. and evolves into a much more personal discussion on our thoughts and opinions. The play is March 4—Tickets HERE: MORE ABOUT The Will To Fight; Women in Shakespeare: This is a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, scenes and monologues focusing on women and gender relations! We look at women in power, women in love and even women that don't like each other very much. Also, men's thoughts about women are being presented and examined, although this is focused on women it is not exclusive to any gender. More about HOLLY PAYNE STRANGE: Listen →

  • DLG1805 An annoymous female talks about why she married the same guy who cheated on her a second time.
    by Lisa Levy on February 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I learned a lot here. I learned a new view of marriage. There's a lot of intense stuff in here so we decided to keep the name of the guest patient secret. This woman married young, they had two kids and she found out he was cheating. Divorce ensued. 8 years go by and she hears from him again. Here's an account by a strong, smart woman that made me think freshly about the institution of marriage. Listen →

  • DLG1204_Fellow RFB "Ben Talks" host, Ben Louis talks recent gf breakup
    by Lisa Levy on February 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Ben Louis is one of our RFB hosts with his top rated show, I know Ben a bit from the station and his show, but he surprises me with his openness about discussing his recent breakup with his long-time girlfriend. Ben hasn't been in therapy before, and I have to say, I didn't expect our session to get this deep. So much so, that I invited Ben back the next week to do some follow up. Ben accepted, but then he had a chance to go to the Superbowl Parade, so he had to cancel. Go Eagles! Go Ben! Listen →

  • DLG1803 Leigh Celent of Castle Black impresses Dr. Lisa on how she handles her career.
    by Lisa Levy on February 5, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    From LA Music Critic: "Hop on the bandwagon now cause this band is going places. Rush out and get this EP now!" I enjoyed my session with Leigh Celent in talking to her about her development as an artist. She went from dancing and poetry in her childhood to fronting a band, following her arrival in New York. Leigh is a great example of a self-made woman way on her path to success. You can hear music from her latest ep: "Trapped Under All You Know", see her video from the song, "Seeing in Blue", and much, much, more here: Listen →

  • DLG1802_Musician Pat Daugherty is emotionally revealing about being a DAD
    by Lisa Levy on January 24, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I've known Pat from the days when the East Village was a dangerous place. It seemed to me that Pat always lived on his own terms, though he was always making a living as a pianist for The Martha Graham Dance Company. We hear how Pat found happiness as a loving husband and father of 2 young boys and how that has affected his own view of himself and his own dad. We play Pat's music and talk about his life has grown as successful musician career — his band — New York Electric Piano, the new CD: State of the Art which you can hear LIVE at Rockwood Music Hall, Monday, Jan. 29 Listen →

  • DLG1801_Sean J. Patrick Carney interviews the coolest people and I'm interviewing him.
    by Lisa Levy on January 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I've know Sean J. Patrick Carney a few years now, but I haven't sat down with him before in this one on one way. He is charming and self-deprecating! We discuss my counter-transference as he does something along the lines of what I do. It's interesting hearing Sean talk about his parents and his individual road to the art/comedy scene he's helped developed. I think I got the last word in by trying to convince him to develop some mad skills I personally feel he's ignoring. See/hear Sean's work! #BruceHighQualityFoundation #art #humor #psychotherapy Listen →

  • DLG1737_Mossy Ross wrote an incredible album to process a tragedy..
    by Lisa Levy on December 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Mossy Ross, singer and songwriter of Nuclear Family Fantasy, tells Dr. Lisa the circumstances behind her debut album — a boyfriend that went missing in 2016 and still not found. Mossy's work is a testament to the healing power of art. My first impression of Mossy is a bit of a wild child musician, but by the end of our session, I see a smart, strategic, focused creative person. Her talent is formidable and she share some of her songs on the air. https://nuclearfamilyfantasy.b ves-you-when-theyre-drunk https://nuclearfamilyfantasy.b ly-again https://nuclearfamilyfantasy.b es-ago Listen →

  • DLG1736_ Miss Subways 1st Runner Up, Glace Chace confronts Dr. Lisa about her stolen crown
    by Lisa Levy on October 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    One of the absolute best parts of The Miss Subways experience for me was getting to meet the lovely Glace Chace (that bitch)! She believes I stole the crown from her because she couldn't answer a Dr. Zizmor question correctly, (no kidding, stupid bitch), aside from her INCREDIBLE performance and handmade costume. Join us as we go behind the scenes to the moment the winner (me!) was announced and the feelings Glace was having. We also go deep discuss Glace's personal feelings about gender.DO NOT MISS GLACE'S SHOW, NEUROTICA, LAST SATURDAY of every month at Metropolitan Bar, 559 Lorimer St., Bklyn Listen →

  • DLG1735 Dr. Lisa digs into excavating Noah Becker's vulnerability and more!
    by Lisa Levy on October 9, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I had a great time with Noah Becker - an amazing artist and founder/editor in chief of Noah grew up in large part on a deserted Canadian Island so I want to find out how he became such a worldly gentleman, which he answered without awkwardness, which I found admirable. Noah is expert on art/the art world, so I also got him to talk about his take on the current animal rights controversy about the Guggenheim Museum's show of contemporary art and also being an artist in NYC vs LA. Noah's painting is wonderful-see it here: More Noah here: Noah's thoughts in the Guardian on Cindy Sherman's instagram: Listen →

  • DLG1734_BOS17 SPECIAL EDITION Dr. Lisa worms her way behind the scenes with Curator/Artists Gowan, Meer, Neidhardt +Stout
    by Lisa Levy on September 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Four curator/artists that do their work at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingram St. come to the studio so I can talk to them mostly about the shows they are curating at BFP. I try to get them to talk about what in their (anyone's) personalities make for such great communal and wildly productive collaboration. They all have pretty balanced egos would be my conclusion. MOST IMPORTANTLY SEE THEIR GREAT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND! ADO Projects (Christopher Stout Gallerist): David B. Frye, “So What Did You Do With The Money? The Monetized Negro And The Poltergeist Of My Family's Story Within American History” "Transcendence of Us"- Curators Gowan, Meer w/ Neidhardt A group show of artists that participate in the Trans-cen-der Art Group@ Brooklyn Fire Proof East's Gallery 104, September 22 - September 24th, 2017 More about Trans-cen-der: THESE CURATORS ARE ALL ARTISTS TOO - Listen →

  • DLG1733_Yael Ayb Baron shares brave thoughts on mental illness.
    by Lisa Levy on September 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Yael is a phenomenal writer, singer, artist and creative force in general. She talks openly about her own journey with mental illness while I take inspiration and comfort in her strength and capacity for growth and development. Listen →