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.
Are you getting enough help?
One of my favorite things to teach people is to delegate.
This is important if you have a business, and it’s also important for your personal life…whether it’s getting help with walking your dog, organizing your house, running errands, or taking care of your children at […]
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 […]
Healing from therapy trauma:
Most therapists are good people who are competent, kind, ethical, and qualified when it comes to helping people with mental health or relationship struggles. Licensing and ethics boards also exist to help protect clients from being harmed by therapy.
But therapists are […]
What psychoanalysis has taught us about transference, and some thoughts on transference at the beginning of therapy:
A lot of clients come to therapy with already activated transferences- transferences to the therapy setting; to the actual therapist; or to the idea of therapy.
Transference, loosely defined, refers […]
Dealing with a Narcissist- Not so Simple
It’s not really the easiest thing to be a 21-year old intern, in graduate school, in a foreign country, speaking to your very first client, in a language that is not your native one.
Especially when your client turns out to have […]
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 […]