In this week’s episode, I talk with Eli Weinstein, who is a therapist in New York, and also host of the podcast The Dude Therapist. Eli vulnerably shares how his struggles with bullying and ADHD as a child helped to deepen his own emotional and self-awareness. This “superpower” is the foundation of humanness that he brings to all aspects of his life, especially into his work with clients to create authentic connection, but especially into his parenting of his young daughter. Eli also shares how the family values of compassion and helping others instilled in him growing up, influences the lens through which he moves through the world. The bulk of our conversation centers around parenting from the male perspective on how showing up, being present, and being consistent (though not perfect) can lead to developing greater value and worth in your children.
Eli is a LCSW who has worked in a psych hospital, intense outpatient clinic and currently works in a community clinic in Queens. He created ELIvation to fill a need to help those in struggling times and add some extra inspiration and motivation into everyday life.
Eli has been featured on Kelly Clarkson show, IVF Warrior, Fruitful, Breaking Taboo and on multiple podcasts ranging from parenting, relationships, mental health, and infertility. His main goal is to help people on their journey to add support, care, empathy, expertise, and insight.
He runs events, seminars, and individual coaching on topics from mental health awareness, public speaking coaching, relationship coaching, and confidence-boosting.
To learn more about Eli, check out:
Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedudetherapist
The letter I wrote to my daughter during Covid: https://joreerose.medium.com/a-letter-to-my-daughter-during-covid-28daacea1e6c