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Therapist or Sleuth?- Goldstein Therapy-Clifton, NJ

psychoanalysis and dreams

Working with the Unconscious in Therapy

Often our dreams hide as much as they reveal. The unconscious is very smart that way; it protects us from what we don’t wish to know about ourselves. We each have our own personal taboos; things about ourselves that feel […]

Therapist or Sleuth?- Goldstein Therapy-Clifton, NJ2017-12-31T01:38:32+00:00

Curious about Psychoanalysis??

psychoanalysis

Some of you may be surprised to know that even today there are people who attend psychoanalytic sessions 3, 4, or even 5 times per week! The type of work that can be done with this intensity can be much deeper and rewarding than a psychotherapy process […]

Curious about Psychoanalysis??2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

family

Has Holiday Time with the Family Shaken you Up Emotionally?

You are of course not alone!

Spending the holidays with family can be a great chance to reconnect but also a serious stressor that can bring up old issues of sibling rivalry, territoriality, competitiveness, boundary difficulties, and perhaps hardest […]

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-12-31T21:32:45+00:00

Insights about Relationship Triangles, Goldstein Therapy, Clifton NJ

 

Is “Three a Crowd” when it comes to relationships?

When I was in graduate school, the idea of using triangulation in relationships had a pretty bad rap. But there are healthy things about relationship triangles too. (As an aside, a great book that discusses triangulation […]

Insights about Relationship Triangles, Goldstein Therapy, Clifton NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

When You’re Tired of the Pain- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

therapy for traumaWhen You’re Tired of the Pain

If you’ve ever looked at the people around you and wondered, Why does everybody seem to have it so easy when I have it so hard, no matter how hard I try, then you might know what […]

When You’re Tired of the Pain- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

Why Talking Matters- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton,NJ

keeping passion aliveTo speak or not to speak?

Many people wonder why it’s a good thing to talk about problems, feelings, memories, and more, instead of just pushing them away and forgetting about them. This is especially true when the act of talking seems to […]

Why Talking Matters- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton,NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

Contamination Fears in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

therapy for traumaContamination Fears in Relationships and Toxic Shame

While most of us associate fears of contaminating others with physical illnesses like the chicken pox or the Zika virus, many people harbor similar kinds of fears about being emotionally damaged or infected in ways that […]

Contamination Fears in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

Intimate Partner Abuse: Some Inner Dynamics

disappointmentWho is this person who abuses his/her partner?

(For the sake of simplicity, I at times have used the male pronoun to refer to the abuser, and the female pronoun to refer to the victim. In reality, the roles of victim and perpetrator are not […]

Intimate Partner Abuse: Some Inner Dynamics2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00