Jake Ernst

Jake Ernst

Therapist

Appears in 67 Episodes

Pity

This Isn't Therapy...but this is a fun, flirty, and fab conversation about pity (and her twin sister grandiosity).Through two lovely listener stories, Jake and Simon e...

Perfectionism vs. Healthy Striving

This isn't therapy... it's a fun, flirty, fab conversation about our dear friends, social comparison & perfectionism. In this episode, Jake and Simon read two submissi...

Picking Your “Word of the Year”

Happy New Year, lovelies! This isn’t therapy… it’s the first episode of 2023! Grab your pens and pencils because in this episode, Jake and Simon are helping you put in...

The 2022 Roundup (Part 2)

This isn’t therapy… it’s our last episode of 2022— about 2022! Jake and Simon round off the year with a fun and flirty Q&A using The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock...

✨'Twas the Night Before Therapy ✨

This Isn't Therapy...but this is an original spin on the famed holiday classic!! This Isn't Therapy presents: 'Twas the Night Before Therapy. On the eve of her first t...

The 2022 Roundup (Part 1)

This isn’t therapy… it’s a conversation about 2022! In this episode, Jake and Simon bounce The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock back and forth. We are rounding up an...

Transference vs. Countertransference

This isn’t therapy… it’s a conversation about when the past is present in the therapy room. In this episode, Jake and Simon explore two therapy terms, transference and...

Meeting the Moment

This Isn't Therapy...but this is a throwback to a past episode about mindfulness - or what Jake calls "meeting the moment." Through the stories of two lovely listeners...

Popularity (via Mean Girls) 💋

This Isn't Therapy...it's a conversation about WHY YOU'RE SO OBSESSED WITH ME. In episode 57 of the pod, Jake and Simon discuss popularity via the seminal film and cin...

Am I addicted to social media?

This isn't therapy... it’s the episode about social media, dopamine, and the pleasure/pain balance. In this episode, Jake and Simon talk about the principles of social...

Therapy 🚩 Red Flags 🚩

This isn't therapy...it’s a conversation about spotting red flags in therapy. In today's world, there has been increased attention put on the potential warning signs, ...

Anger

This isn't therapy... it’s the long-overdue episode about anger. Jake and Simon talk about the one quality of anger that makes it so strongly felt and unpack four majo...

Does going to therapy make you a good person?

This isn't therapy...it’s the episode about the morality of therapy-seeking. Recently some therapists have noticed that clients are showing up to therapy without a pro...

Deflecting with humor 😜

This isn't therapy... it's the grand opening of the Ha-Ha Chuckle Hut!! Kidding!! It's the conversation about deflecting with humor. In this week's episode, Jake and S...

Getting to know our "parts"

This isn't therapy... it's the episode about Internal Family Systems Therapy! Dr. Richard Schwartz developed IFS in response to clients' descriptions of various parts ...

How to build better boundaries

This isn't therapy-- it's your how-to guide to building better boundaries. In this episode, Jake and Simon dissect the art of boundary building. Using a fictional clie...

Masculinity via the movie Bros

This isn't therapy, bro! It's an episode about the gnarly new film "Bros". In this episode, two bros Jake and Simon bro out to a discussion about the role of (hyper)ma...

Being sexy online

This isn't therapy... it's an episode about being sexy online. In this day and age, some people are leading hypersexual double lives on the internet which is causing a...

Learning from mistakes

This isn't therapy...but this is an episode about learning from our mistakes. Jake and Simon reach into two #lovelylistener stories with their grubby little paws to di...

Regrets

This Isn't Therapy...but this is an episode about processing regrets and meeting our shadow parts! Ooooo, spooky! What are the feelings behind regrets? How do we move ...

Quiet quitting

This isn't Therapy...it's an episode about the not/new trend of "Quiet Quitting." In this episode, Jake and Simon talk about the pros and cons of quitting quietly. The...

SQUAWK & TALK: 2nd anni episode + an announcement!

This isn't therapy, baby, it's the two year celebration episode. In this episode, Jake and Simon answer listener questions and ask questions of each other. They talk a...

Working through grief

This isn't Therapy but this is a conversation about working through grief and loss. Jake and Simon read two stories from our #lovelylisteners. The first, explores lett...

How to navigate change

Hello, hi! This isn't therapy, it's a chitchat about how to navigate periods of change and growth. You know what they say: Change is inevitable and the only constant i...

Busting even more therapy myths

Thissssss isn't therapy, y'all, it's the sequel to the episode about therapy myths. In this episode, Jake and Simon discuss more of the myths about therapy by answerin...

"Forced Fun"

This isn't therapy... it's an episode about the end of "Forced Fun" in the workplace. Jake and Simon discuss a BBC article that discusses how "the pandemic put an end ...

Difference of opinions

This isn't therapy... it's a conversation about navigating a difference of opinions. In this episode, Jake and Simon ask the lovely listeners to submit a story about a...

Friendship breakups

This isn't therapy... it's a conversation about breaking up with a friend. In this episode, Jake and Simon share two stories from the lovely listeners about how they k...

Feeling good isn't permanent

This isn't therapy... it's part two of our conversation about Foreboding Joy. In this episode, Jake and Simon talk about how the act of foreboding joy protects us from...

Foreboding Joy

This isn't therapy -- it's a discussion about foreboding joy. Coined by Dr. Brene Brown, foreboding joy is described as that moment when joy is interrupted by thoughts...

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