Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t

Hosted by Dr. Lisa LIVE every Thursday at 2:00pm

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?

Conducting interviews as an unlicensed therapist gives Dr. Lisa the license to use her humor to help people reveal themselves. She is great at to getting to the essence of who people are and how they became that person. Dr. Lisa listens to what her guests don’t say as much as what they do say. Many times, she helps people bring consciousness to their own truths, that they themselves may not have thought about before.

As most of her guests are involved in creative endeavors—comedy, music, art—she often mines the creative person’s process and relationship to their work illuminate their emotional lives. These ‘psychotherapy” sessions range from thoughtful, funny interviews to genuine psychological analysis. Real psychological breakthroughs can happen, as is evidenced in listening to these sessions—many guests have attested to these personal discoveries as well.

Dr. Lisa’s accepting nature, insights, humor, and sincere interest give the guest/patient the freedom to be themselves and go for a fun, yet emotionally in-depth journey. Listeners have an entertaining, experience that can bring greater self-awareness to their own lives.

About Dr. Lisa

LISA LEVY BIO Lisa Levy began her creative pursuits at age 4 when she began attending MoMA Children’s school. After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in illustration, Lisa worked as an advertising art director for over 20 years, while making art in her spare time.

Dr. Lisa started her performance career as a self-proclaimed psychotherapist in 2001, when she took the stage at HERE Arts Center in NYC with her one-woman improv show, Psychotherapy LIVE!—performing psychotherapy on audience volunteers in a psychotherapist’s office on stage. She has performed in countless venues in NYC such as Joe’s Pub, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Woolly Mammoth Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, SPRING BREAK Art Fair, HERE Arts Center and many more.

Dr. Lisa has had countless patients, celebrity guests and has made TV appearances. For the past five years, Dr. Lisa’s office has been the Radio Free Brooklyn studios with her weekly show and over 250 downloadable sessions. She’s had visual artists, comedians, musicians, writers, and countless individuals. Celebrities include Joe Gordon-Levitt, Amy Schumer, Michael Musto, Laverne Cox, artist Mickalene Thomas and many others.

Most of Lisa’s visual art is conceptually based, ranging from text paintings to performance. Her various performances include a parody of Marina Abromavic’s The Artist is Present, with her own version, The Artist is Humbly Present, where she naked on a toilet, in a 2-day stint in an art gallery. Other times, she has dressed as “Grandma” and in a rocking chair, rocked people on her lap while giving them unconditional love. And Lisa has hosted award shows, interviewing everyday people on camera as if they were celebrities.

She has exhibited and sold her visual artwork in many art galleries, art fairs, hotels, and international collections. She is currently represented by VSOP Projects in Greenport, L.I. Lisa’s museum store multiples are available through Open Editions and Printed Matter. More about Lisa’s various projects here: lisalevyindustries.com and @lisalevyartwork on Instagram.

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