Irresponsible Diagnoses

Review of My Sister’s A Therapist episode: Irresponsible Diagnoses

In the episode “Irresponsible Diagnoses,” Virginia and Laura tackle the topic of diagnosing fictional characters.

Virginia provides her theories on the likely psychiatric diagnoses of characters from popular TV shows and movies, such as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Trading Places, and The Good Place. Laura then reviews Virginia’s theories based on the DSM-V.

The episode is both informative and entertaining. Virginia’s theories are often humorous and thought-provoking, and Laura’s explanations of the DSM-V are clear and concise. The sisters also do a great job of discussing the ethical implications of diagnosing fictional characters.

One of the things I appreciate most about this podcast is that it’s hosted by a licensed therapist and a comedian who are real sisters. This gives the podcast a unique perspective on mental health, and it makes the conversations feel authentic and relatable.

Overall, I highly recommend the episode “Irresponsible Diagnoses” to anyone who is interested in mental health, pop culture, or both. It’s a fun and informative listen, and it’s sure to make you think about the way we diagnose and treat mental illness in the real world.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Recommended for: Fans of mental health podcasts, pop culture podcasts, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the DSM-V.

Irresponsible Diagnoses

For your Halloween podcast, the sisters talk about the psychiatric diagnoses of their favorite fictional characters.  Was the Crazy Ex Girlfriend really mentally ill?  What’s going on with Trading Places’ Duke Brothers?  Can we diagnose Derek from the Good Place?  And most importantly, what the heck is Yoda?  Virginia shares her theories and Laura reviews them, based on the DSM-V.   There is some actual mental health information in this episode! It drops tomorrow, November 2, at one minute after midnight! 


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This Turkey Day, I return to my comedy home of Portland, OR to perform at the Ha Ha Harvest comedy festival! It’s three days of shows, short films, and laughs! Here’s a sampling of the shows on which I am scheduled to appear! Passes for all three days are available here.

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Opening the festival in the Show Bar in Revolutionary Hall is this “OOPS, ALL HEADLINERS” lineup, with my hilarious friends Lizzy Cooperman, Ron Lynch, Mav Viola, Janae Burris, and Adam Cayton-Holland. This show is like a taste-test for what’s coming the rest of the weekend. Tickets for this show here!

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This show features a band and audience sing-along and play-along, I’m bringing my guitar and I’m ready to rock! Grab an instrument and let’s make noise! This is an early show, and again, a nice warm-up to other shows over the weekend! Tickets here!

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Chaos reigns supreme on Ron Lynch’s CRAPSHOOT, where random selection determines what happens all night! This show usually happens at midnight, so Portland is really lucking out with this show! Tickets here!

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This is a loverly little closing show. The very funny and very lovely Riley McCarthy hosts hilarious friends Stephen Agyei, Mav Viola, and Geoff Tate! Tickets here!

I may be stuck onto another odd little show here or there, but rest assured I’ll be on these and I’d love to see you!

For the third episode of the incredible My Sister’s A Therapist podcast, the girls delve into SOULMATES: Why do we believe in them? What’s the harm in believing in them? And why do people’s soulmates switch around so much?

This episode takes on Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Plato’s Symposium, ghosts, and Love is Blind. Also, Virginia and Laura discuss how their parent’s marriage may have been one of the first felled by the Internet.

We’re so excited to be in the top 25% of podcasts by download, and next week we hope to be in the top 24%!

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Mental health is a topic that is often stigmatized and misunderstood. But it is important to remember that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that everyone struggles with it from time to time. That’s why the podcast My Sister’s A Therapist is such an important resource.

Hosted by two sisters, one of whom is a licensed therapist, the podcast covers a wide range of mental health topics in a way that is both informative and entertaining. The sisters talk about everything from anxiety and depression to relationships and self-care. They also interview experts on a variety of mental health topics, and they share their own personal stories and experiences.

One of the things that makes My Sister’s A Therapist so unique is that it is both educational and relatable. The sisters do a great job of explaining complex mental health concepts in a way that is easy to understand. They also share their own stories and experiences in a way that makes listeners feel heard and understood.

If you are interested in learning more about mental health, or if you are simply looking for a podcast that is both informative and entertaining, I highly recommend checking out My Sister’s A Therapist. It is a great resource for anyone who wants to improve their mental health or simply learn more about the topic.

If you are interested in learning more about mental health, or if you are simply looking for a podcast that is both informative and entertaining, I highly recommend checking out My Sister’s A Therapist.

My Sister’s A Therapist

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My Sister’s a Therapist is a podcast featuring conversations between me, a comedian, and my sister, an LMFT in private practice, Laura Ryan.

We talk mental health and mental wellness, family of origins, relationships, and what’s happening on Tiktok.

The show grew out of the frequency with which I would dispense, at the very least, irresponsible, and at the most, harmful mental health guidance to my friends, citing the fact that my sister is a therapist, which pretty much makes me one.

I can’t tell you how much that is not true.

In our first episode, we talk about what’s toxic about the “friendzone”, including sad realizations about Billy Bragg and When Harry Met Sally, and also why Duckie Dale is kind of an asshole.

Please find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and lots of other places, and rate and subscribe! It’s gonna be fun!

Uhh, and for the hardcores? The RSS feed is here.

Listen on Apple Podcasts


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The HAHA HARVEST kicks off on Black Friday with a jam-packed showcase featuring me, Ron Lynch, Lizzy Cooperman, Mav Viola, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Janae Burris at the Revolution Hall!

This is going to be a HEAVY show, with some of my favorite comics from across the country. I’m super honored to be asked to join the HAHA HARVEST and the COMEDY CORNUCOPIA show! Tickets for this show are HERE!