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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.

Sep 16, 2021

In today's episode, we continue our discussion on miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I cover helpful tools for navigating our emotions after a pregnancy loss, including honoring your grief, building your support circle, navigating feelings of shame, and self-care. I also review the themes covered in Dr. Brené...


Sep 9, 2021

Erin is wrapping up her Labor Day vacation, so we will bring you one of our most listened to episodes on Radical Acceptance. Radical acceptance is a skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that teaches us to fully accept our present feelings or situation without judgment. It is what allows us to experience pain, which is...


Aug 27, 2021

In this episode, I bring you a conversation I had with Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy, psychotherapist and owner of TGN Therapy in San Diego. Tracy is certified in perinatal Mental Health health, and specializes in working with individuals experiencing issues with fertility, high-risk pregnancies, traumatic deliveries,...


Aug 19, 2021

Erin is on vacation this week, so we are rebooting our most downloaded episode!
Self-Compassion is the act of caring for yourself the way you would a loved one. This episode explores practicing self-compassion, based on the research from Dr. Kristin Neff. Dr. Neff identifies three main components of...


Aug 5, 2021

The cognitive triangle is a tool in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that connects our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If we change our thoughts or behaviors, then our feeling will change as well. This episode explores this skill and how we can apply it. We also explore anxiety when it is adaptive, and when it...