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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
- fear of social situations,
- panic attacks,
- or […]
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 […]
Here’s a treat for those of you parents out there…a special guest post from my colleague Michelle Halle, LCSW:
Use These 3 Parenting Skills: Your Kids will Love Themselves (and You) For it
Is it something you can foster in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]