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Healing from Therapy Trauma- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

trauma from therapyHealing from therapy trauma:

Most therapists are good people who are competent, kind, ethical, and qualified when it comes to helping people with mental health or relationship struggles. Licensing and ethics boards also exist to help protect clients from being harmed by therapy.

But therapists are […]

Healing from Therapy Trauma- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-08-26T05:02:44+00:00

Is it good or bad to need others emotionally?

couples therapyYesterday I was talking to a couple of clients about how self sufficient they are.

Some people find it hard to lean on other people. It feels too vulnerable or too weak or they simply don’t believe there’s anyone they can trust to have their back.

I often […]

Is it good or bad to need others emotionally?2020-04-28T09:54:03+00:00

Tips for Living with Someone Abusive during the Coronovirus

Here’s a 10 minute audio clip I created with some tips for those of you living with someone abusive during Covid-19…being home all day in a hostile environment can be quite stressful so I wanted to offer some ideas and encouragement.

Tips for […]

Tips for Living with Someone Abusive during the Coronovirus2020-04-21T21:21:24+00:00

5 Defenses Against Closeness & How Telehealth Couples Counseling Helps

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Many of us take the idea of love for granted. We think we want it (love, that is). We try to get it. We imagine the form we want it in, and we imagine how happy we’d be if only we could find another to meet […]

5 Defenses Against Closeness & How Telehealth Couples Counseling Helps2020-04-20T07:15:15+00:00

The Line Between Stress and Trauma

The line between stress and trauma

It’s no secret that many of us are waking up each day to a very stressful reality. Yet where is the line between stress (from which we can recover) and trauma that overwhelms us?

 

 

Trauma can occur when stress becomes prolonged, when we […]

The Line Between Stress and Trauma2020-03-16T16:56:39+00:00

Are you getting enough help?

Are you getting enough help?

One of my favorite things to teach people is to delegate.

This is important if you have a business, and it’s also important for your personal life…whether it’s getting help with walking your dog, organizing your house, running errands, or taking care of your children at […]

Are you getting enough help?2020-03-13T15:09:46+00:00

Psychoanalysis at its best- by Lucy Sant’Anna Takagi, Psy.D

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When I read this poignant account of the author’s experiences with her psychoanalyst, I knew I wanted to post it as a guest post on my blog! I’m grateful to the author for allowing me to do so and hope you will enjoy this as […]

Psychoanalysis at its best- by Lucy Sant’Anna Takagi, Psy.D2020-01-07T02:27:25+00:00

Conflicts about Rivalry and Competitiveness- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

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Conflicts and anxieties about rivalry and competitiveness

Are you a perfectionist? Competitive? Afraid of what people would think if they saw or knew the “real” you?

You may be more anxious and/or conflicted than you know!

Symptoms of anxiety such as

  • perfectionism,
  • self-consciousness,
  • fear of social situations,
  • panic attacks,
  • or […]
Conflicts about Rivalry and Competitiveness- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-12-26T05:15:45+00:00

Avoiding Emotional Contagion During the Holidays- Goldstein Therapy-Clifton, NJ

 

Do emotions tend to get out of control in your family?

Do people in your home trigger or escalate each other just when they both need the most support?

Does a family member yell at you when you’re hurt or scared?

You might need to learn how to break cycles […]

Avoiding Emotional Contagion During the Holidays- Goldstein Therapy-Clifton, NJ2019-12-24T05:02:33+00:00