Dana is a psychotherapist. Amy is a comic who’s married to one.

Let the session begin.

Dana and Amy are two Gen-X moms navigating the challenges of having professional ambitions and teenage kids—at the same time! On their podcast (about the length of a therapy session), these kinda-cousins wrestle with the big issues facing women, adults, parents, and humans using humor, expertise, and the irreverence of two midlife New York women who are almost out of ****s to give.

How it all started

When Dana and Amy met at the wedding of Dana’s brother to Amy’s first cousin, it was love at first sight. But these insta-relatives were left unsatisfied with occasional lunches to solve the questions of how to make families work, how to live their best lives, how to become better people, and how to make each other laugh, so they committed to starting up a weekly podcast.


Dr. Dana Dorfman PhD has over 25 years of clinical experience treating families in her NYC psychotherapy practice. She is currently writing a book, The Parenting Paradox, a guide to help parents make decisions based on their values, not their anxieties. She’s the mother of a pre-teen son and a daughter who’s a high school senior. Her husband is an employment attorney. They live in Brooklyn, New York.


Amy Veltman has an MFA in filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She’s worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, a management consultant to Fortune 100 companies, and she’s a stand-up comedian. She co-authored a chapter in the recent book, Applied Improvisation. (That’s the abbreviated version, both of her life and the book title.) She grew up in Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Manhattan with her daughters, 12 and 15, and her husband, a psychiatrist.

Dana and Amy

Dana and Amy love food, their families, beauty products, and travel. Possibly in that order.

Neither of them has peaked yet.