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23 01, 2017

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

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

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
15 11, 2016

Why Talking Matters- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton,NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

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
28 07, 2016

Contamination Fears in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

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
12 07, 2016

Intimate Partner Abuse: Some Inner Dynamics

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

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
16 06, 2016

The Trouble with Trust- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

therapy for trauma

(Disclaimer: This story is a fictional piece)

Letting Go: Sarah’s Story

Sarah stared blankly at the empty journal in front of her, her therapist’s words reverberating in her head. “Just put yourself back there, as if you’re 14 again…or even 6. And write to me about […]

The Trouble with Trust- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
8 06, 2016

Opening up the Communication- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

Sometimes we lose track of how much we can improve the communication in our relationships if we learn to really listen; to listen to understand without thinking about how we’re going to defend ourselves, fix a problem, or make the other person’s feelings go away. Listening sounds so simple, but […]

Opening up the Communication- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
10 05, 2016

Virtual Misunderstandings In Couples Therapy- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

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The tension between what we know and what we don’t know about our partners can make it hard to appreciate just how easily misunderstandings can happen.

Technology only adds to the difficulty; we get so much information with the constant texting, emailing, social media sharing etc…that we […]

Virtual Misunderstandings In Couples Therapy- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
7 03, 2016

Attachment Styles and Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

therapy for trauma

I received many requests to create a follow up video after posting my video on “Dismissive Attachment”. Many people expressed that they wanted to hear more about the other attachment styles as well. I offer some more general thoughts about the different […]

Attachment Styles and Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
15 02, 2016

Reading Between the Lines in Couples Therapy- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

disappointmentReading Between the Lines in Couples Therapy- When Actions Say What Words Cannot

For the therapist who believes that there’s “more than meets the eye” when it comes to the common complaints that couples come in with, it can be a real challenge to figure […]

Reading Between the Lines in Couples Therapy- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00
19 01, 2016

The “Too Good” Parent- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00

parentingCan there be too much of a “good thing” when it comes to parenting?

Although most people come to therapy either because they feel some sort of distress or else are at a loss about how to manage a specific life situation or set of feelings, […]

The “Too Good” Parent- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2017-09-11T16:40:53+00:00