LA Shrinks

LA Shrinks

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Bravo Media is examining the heads of three high-end shrinks practicing in the heart of Los Angeles. The series follows the professional lives of Dr. Venus Nicolino, PhD, a sharp-tongued life consultant and mother to four boys, Dr. Gregory Cason, PhD, a psychologist specializing in cognitive therapy and living a "monogamish" life with his partner of 23 years, and Dr. Eris Huemer, PsyD, a relationship therapist who is coming face-to-face with issues in her own marriage. Each episode of LA Shrinks will give a fly-on-the-wall look at sessions between the shrinks and their clients, but after the hour is over, the docu-series takes a deep dive into their personal lives and exposes the often thin line between their client's problems and their own.
Bravo Media is examining the heads of three high-end shrinks practicing in the heart of Los Angeles. The series follows the professional lives of Dr. Venus Nicolino, PhD, a sharp-tongued life consultant and mother to four boys, Dr. Gregory Cason, PhD, a psychologist specializing in cognitive therapy and living a "monogamish" life with his partner of 23 years, and Dr. Eris Huemer, PsyD, a relationship therapist who is coming face-to-face with issues in her own marriage. Each episode of LA Shrinks will give a fly-on-the-wall look at sessions between the shrinks and their clients, but after the hour is over, the docu-series takes a deep dive into their personal lives and exposes the often thin line between their client's problems and their own.

Season 1 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Sexual Healing

    Original air date: 03/04/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min. Bravo Media is examining the heads of three high-end shrinks practicing in the heart of Los Angeles with the new docu-series "LA Shrinks." In the premiere episode, Dr. V's new clients arrive with some bedroom issues. Meanwhile her husband takes a business trip, leaving her to take care of their four rambunctious boys all under the age of 7 on her own. Dr. Greg meets a new client with serious anger issues, and uncontrollably screams obscenities. Recently engaged to his partner of 23 years, he begins to worry about how his homophobic father will react to the news that they've finally decided to tie the knot. Dr. Eris counsels a couple on their dwindling sex life and realizes she is facing the same issue in her own relationship. Desperate to begin family planning, her husband hesitates out of fear that their already non-existent sex-life will never recover if kids come into the picture.

  • 2. Fear and Loving in Los Angeles

    Original air date: 03/11/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min. After giving them some special homework, Dr. V listens to a recording of her clients, Georgie and Michael, in the bedroom. At home, the mounting pressure of watching four boys on her own pushes her over the edge. Dr. Eris wrestles with her stubborn client, Kimberly, as she tries to convince her to let go of control in her relationship. At home, her experiment with tantric sex turns very awkward for her and her husband. Dr. Greg takes his client Elizabeth on an active therapy session in the car and is surprised by her obscene actions. He meets face to face with his dad, in what becomes a very uncomfortable lunch.

  • 3. Carry the Weight

    Original air date: 03/18/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min. Dr. V helps clients Georgie and Michael explore their kinky side with a trip to a sex shop. She finds it hard to get a word in when she sees new clients, a set of twin brothers who have different sexual orientations. Dr. Greg sees a new client who despises overweight people. His sisters get upset when he tells them their abusive father may attend his wedding. Then Dr. Eris has an emotional breakdown in sex therapy with her husband. In the office, her client Kimberly has a revelation about her childhood and its effect on her marriage to Neil.

  • 4. The Naked Truth

    Original air date: 03/25/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/25/2013 Runtime: 43:04 min. Dr. Eris sees a plastic surgeon and gets disturbing news about whether she will be able to ever breastfeed if she moves ahead with the surgery to fix her breasts. Back at work, Dr. Eris is shocked when her client Kimberly storms out of their therapy session with her husband, Neil. Toying with the idea of having her breast implants removed, Dr. V's dad has some words of wisdom for her. In their final session, Georgie and Michael get some unique gifts from Dr. V to improve their sex life, and she takes her homophobic client Jacob and his twin brother to a gay nightclub. Dr. Greg struggles to work with his prejudiced client, Chris, who has a fear of people that are overweight.

  • 5. Under My Skin

    Original air date: 04/01/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min. Dr. Eris analyzes a client's breakdown and also meets a new client, a Playboy personality who claims she attracts the wrong men. Elsewhere, Greg's client receives an active-therapy session; and Dr. V works with a self-absorbed client.

  • 6. Family Affairs

    Original air date: 04/08/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 04/08/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min. Dr. Eris' client, a former Playboy Bunny, shows up to therapy in her ridiculous pajamas. With the pressures of having children still weighing heavily on their relationship, Dr. Eris asks her husband to see a fertility doctor...with her mom. Dr. V airs her frustrations about her clients' made-up issues to her best friend Clayton. She admits to her clients, twin brothers Jacob and Jude that their active therapy session was a failure, and informs her other client, Shane, that he has unrealistic expectations of love. In an emotional sit-down with his father, Dr. Greg attempts to come to terms with the physical abuse from his childhood and they decide to see a therapist together.

  • 7. Swimming Upstream

    Original air date: 04/15/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min. A consultation with their fertility doctor brings Dr. Eris and Clayton some very troubling news, raising more questions between the couple. At an active therapy session with her Playmate client, Dr. Eris is shocked to find out she is suddenly engaged to a mysterious ex-boyfriend. In order to see her client, Shane, in action, Dr. V sets him up on a few dates and is mortified observing how he interacts with the women. She sees a plastic surgeon to explore the options for her now burdensome breast implants. Dr. Greg's client shows up for couples therapy alone, and he takes her to task for it.

  • 8. Final Thoughts

    Original air date: 04/22/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min.

    Original air date: 04/22/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min. Dr. V and Matthew take a trip to Palm Springs, but their attempt at a romantic getaway is hindered by her father's unorthodox babysitting while they are gone. Dr. Eris and Clayton nervously await results from her fertility test, and at a family gathering the two make a significant announcement. Dr. Greg receives a troubling message from his sisters on the morning of the wedding and he is left wondering if they will even show up to celebrate the most important day of his life. As family and friends begin to arrive for the ceremony, Greg's nerves are at an all-time high and he questions if he can move forward with the wedding.