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Dear Shredder Ep.2: Jimmy O Brien

Dear Shredder Ep.2: Jimmy O Brien

Update: 2021-06-02


Swell Season Presents: Dear Shredder

Episode 2 of Dear Shredder features shaper and former substance use counselor, Jimmy O Brien. Dear Shredder is hosted by Matt L. Rohrer, a licensed psychotherapist practicing in NYC who just happens to be a skateboarder, surfer, writer & musician. Dear Shredder looks at mental health issues through a shredder’s lens and shredding issues through a mental health lens. It also aims to reduce stigma around mental illness/mental health care in skate and surf communities.

In the second episode, Matt is joined by Jimmy O'Brien, a shaper, surfer, and former counselor in a sober living environment. They discuss Jim's experiences with addiction and recovery, the role that surfing played, and answer questions from listeners around increased use during the pandemic, struggles in relationships, and more.

If you’d like to contribute a question visit @dearshredder on Instagram where you can fill out an anonymous form.

Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by NewsStand studios at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is Distributed by WAX.Radio

Disclaimer: Listening to this podcast does not constitute therapy/mental health care. If you or someone you know are having a mental health emergency, dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Below is a list resources:

Resilience Lab: Offering therapy where ever you are, online or in New York City where our offices are welcoming, inclusive spaces where you can relax, open up and learn

Ackerman Institute for the Family: Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.

Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy: Recognizing the growing treatment needs of the substance abusing population, New Directions was founded in 1988 to service this community. Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, it has grown to be a cornerstone of chemical dependency treatment in Brooklyn.








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Dear Shredder Ep.2: Jimmy O Brien

Dear Shredder Ep.2: Jimmy O Brien

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