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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.

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Apr 21, 2022

What happens when we don’t hug people for a while? In this episode, we will explore the science of hugs and why they are so important for our mental health. We will also explore ways in which we can continue to care for ourselves when hugs are not available - whether it’s because we are practicing social distancing,...

Apr 7, 2022

Have you ever noticed that you feel good after a long run? Or after a hard cry? That's because our brain is constantly balancing our levels of pain and pleasure. After a painful experience, our brains are meant to increase our dopamine levels to help us feel better. In this episode, we explore the positive...

Mar 31, 2022

n today's episode, I speak with Tanya Cole-Lesnick, LCSW and coach since 1995. Tanya's practice focuses on group therapy, and how the power of group can transform our therapy experiences. She has extensive experience in outpatient hospital mental health, private practice,
and wellness center settings. From those...

Mar 24, 2022

Imposter Syndrome is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot these days. But what exactly does it mean, and do we all actually suffer from it? In this episode, we talk about all of the ways we can experience Imposter Syndrome, and ways that you can combat it.
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Mar 17, 2022

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that helps us create lasting behavioral change. In this episode, we explore the development of DBT, the creator Marsha Linehan, and what it looks like to be a member of a DBT skills group.
Taproot Therapy has its upcoming Spring DBT groups...