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6 01, 2020

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

2020-01-07T02:27:25+00:00

trauma from therapy

 

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
26 12, 2019

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

2019-12-26T05:15:45+00:00

guilt

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
24 12, 2019

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

2019-12-24T05:02:33+00:00

 

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
22 07, 2019

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2019-07-22T04:05:02+00:00

toxic

 

When I was growing up my teachers used to say: two wrongs don’t make a right.

Annoying and clichéd at the time, little did I know just how often I would need these very words in my work as a therapist.

In the couples I work with, one of […]

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-07-22T04:05:02+00:00
18 06, 2018

High-Achieving Women Married to Passive Men- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2018-07-05T05:19:28+00:00

therapy

Many successful high achieving women struggle with an unintentional power differential in their marriage which gets in the way of developing the type of intimacy they desire and deserve. I help them move past this struggle to create connection.

If this is you, perhaps you dread coming home […]

High-Achieving Women Married to Passive Men- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2018-07-05T05:19:28+00:00
8 05, 2018

Emotions in Personality Disorders- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2019-06-11T19:24:25+00:00

You’ve come to this page which means you’re likely dealing with someone in your life who really PUSHES YOUR BUTTONS, makes you feel HELPLESS, or draws you into constant BATTLES you don’t want to be having.

You’ve probably already tried everything you could think of to make things […]

Emotions in Personality Disorders- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-06-11T19:24:25+00:00
20 12, 2017

To show ourselves or to hide? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-12-31T00:01:33+00:00

showing off

Are you hiding from the world, or desperate to be noticed?

A psychoanalyst I know recently told me that people only feel the need to show off that which they have had to hide.

Since so many of my patients struggle with shame over showing the world […]

To show ourselves or to hide? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-12-31T00:01:33+00:00
3 09, 2017

Projective Processes in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-12-31T21:37:07+00:00

Have you ever had the experience of feeling like someone kept pushing your buttons over and over until you finally exploded, even though you were trying so hard not to?

Or perhaps this is familiar to you: You keep getting blamed for something that you’re only doing because […]

Projective Processes in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-12-31T21:37:07+00:00