A Therapist Walks Into a Bar is a narrative, sound-rich, documentary style podcast that speaks to how messy, lonely, terrifying, and beautiful being human can be. Using primarily story and sometimes expertise as entry points, I explore complex topics like how we cope with the unknown, what it means to be your "true self", defense mechanisms, and the unconscious.
I launched this show in January 2016 because I needed a project that would allow me to do my favorite things: make surprisingly deep connections with strangers, make concepts from therapy more accessible, de-stigmatize conversations about mental health, write stories, and produce music.
In October 2018 I published the show's final episode, which tackled the topic of endings, including my feelings about ending the show. Audiocraft Festival called it "A masterclass in how to say goodbye...".
All episodes are still available to explore. You can visit the show's website, find it on Soundcloud, or subscribe in your favorite podcast listening place.
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What listeners are saying:
"This podcast is absolutely brilliant! Sincere and thought-provoking, it provides an engaging discussion on mental health and a space for powerful reflection."
"Lily takes on current events in the world as well as issues that arise on the therapy couch and does an amazingly thorough job of looking at topics from many sides. Her artistic and creative side shines through the podcasts in addition to her skills as a psychotherapist."
"This series provides an insightful and creative introduction to the world of therapy."
"Really useful, easy to listen to, well edited - I'm hooked."
"Lily does a great job of explaining complex psychological concepts. She helps the listener gain great insight while sharing vulnerable stories. Also the podcast is artfully created and a joy to listen to."