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Mindfulness only takes a moment – but that moment is a beautiful space to create balance, peace, and compassion. Erin Iwanusa, LCSW, CDWF, is a psychotherapist and social worker. She is the owner and founder of Taproot Therapy, LCSW, PLLC in New York City. Her practice focuses on mindfulness-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a highly experiential methodology based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown. Mindfulness is a core component to any therapeutic practice, and this podcast is designed to support your own practice, by offering mindfulness and meditation exercises, lessons in mindfulness and our mental health, as well as interviews and talks with other experts in the mental health and wellness field.


We welcome any feedback or suggestions for future episodes! Please reach out to erin@ytaproottherapynyc.com.

Nov 25, 2020

To celebrate Thanksgiving week, we are re-releasing all five episodes of our Gratitude Challenge! 

Taproot Therapy is also running a therapeutic skills group for helping us manage our holiday anxiety. Email me at erin@taproottherapynyc.com for more information.

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Nov 12, 2020

How is everyone feeling from election fatigue? I'm sure it has left many of us with so many mixed emotions. I've reached back into the archives to provide you with a Loving Kindness meditation - a meditation that allows us to send health, safety, and ease to ourselves and others.


Oct 29, 2020

Today, we hear from you: the listener! Listen to stories of how people have grieved during the pandemic, and how folks have managed the stages of grief in their lives since March, 2020.

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Oct 21, 2020

Feeling a bit vulnerable these last few weeks? Here are three things that can be helpful as we grapple with difficult topics: courage, comparative suffering, and managing a vulnerability hangover. 


Oct 15, 2020

I’ve heard some incredible stories during my career, and this one is certainly one of them. I talk with two sisters who reflect on loving their young brother, living with addiction. They reflect on their grief, the love of their family, and the strength to keep fighting. If you or someone you know is living with...