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3 04, 2020

Tips for Living with Someone Abusive during the Coronovirus

2020-04-03T16:35:44+00:00

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
31 03, 2020

5 Defenses Against Love in Relationships

2020-04-01T11:05:12+00:00

couples therapy

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
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