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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

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 the coronovirus…being home all day in a hostile environment can be quite stressful so I wanted to offer some ideas and encouragement.

Tips […]

Tips for Living with Someone Abusive during the Coronovirus2020-04-03T16:35:44+00:00

5 Defenses Against Love in Relationships

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5 defenses against closeness that may be affecting you or your relationship

Many of us take the idea of love for granted. We think we want it, we try to get it (love, that is), we imagine the form we want it in, and we imagine how […]

5 Defenses Against Love in Relationships2020-04-01T11:05:12+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

If you’re coming to therapy, please bring your transference with you!

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What psychoanalysis has taught us about transference, and some thoughts on transference at the beginning of therapy:

 

 

A lot of clients come to therapy with already activated transferences- transferences to the therapy setting; to the actual therapist; or to the idea of therapy.

Transference, loosely defined, refers […]

If you’re coming to therapy, please bring your transference with you!2019-08-23T03:04:34+00:00