About

Hello and Welcome! We’re progressive intersectional feminists exploring psychology and social justice. Our podcast is co-hosted by psychologists Cindy Ariel and Julie Mayer. We’re happy to have you join us as we muddle through our world of social injustice – shining the light on issues that need attention and working together in whatever ways we can. Social justice includes working toward healthy communities that are free and safe from homo/transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, deportation, and incarceration. We’d love to inspire you to get involved and help us to spread awareness, acceptance, and optimism. 

Julie and Cindy start the day with coffee and social justice conversation.

Whether you want to learn about the intersection of psychology and social justice, understand intersectional feminism, get more involved in promoting social justice, or just feel a little more optimistic day to day, you will get a lot out of listening to our inspiring podcasts. We drop a new episode every Tuesday! Typically we air interviews with people on the ground actively working for social justice, people from the field of psychology with a social justice passion, and/or people from a marginalized group directly impacted by important mental health and social justice issues. 

It can be difficult to stay optimistic given today’s social, economic, and political landscape. As seasoned psychologists (and moms) we feel a responsibility to promote social justice.  As experienced clinicians, authors, and speakers we know the power of telling personal stories, and the power of listening to them. We highlight diverse voices and ideas to promote understanding and action.

Come on in.  Have a seat on the couch and get comfortable. Join us in our quest to learn about social justice issues and what people are doing to address the multitude of challenges in our communities.

You can learn more about us here. And listen to our original podcast promo.

Shrinks After Hours

Some After Hours Shenanigans (from left to right): Holly, Julie, Allison, and Cindy

On the last Tuesday of every month, we get a little more relaxed and informal and chat over drinks with a couple of other Shrinks. Our After Hours co-hosts have included Allison Gibbs, LCSW, of Therapy Concierge, LLC and Dr. Holly Sawyer of Life First Therapy, LLC. As Shrinks After Hours, we talk about race, religion, and whatever else we think is important to examine, explore and share with you on our journey to bring enlightenment, connection, and positivity into all of our spaces.  Going to this page will tell you more about our co-hosting colleagues.