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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
26 08, 2019

Healing from Therapy Trauma- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2019-08-26T05:02:44+00:00

trauma from therapyHealing 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 […]

Healing from Therapy Trauma- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-08-26T05:02:44+00:00
22 08, 2019

If you’re coming to therapy, please bring your transference with you!

2019-08-23T03:04:34+00:00

psychoanalysis

 

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 […]

If you’re coming to therapy, please bring your transference with you!2019-08-23T03:04:34+00:00
28 07, 2019

The first time I worked with a narcissistic client

2019-11-03T00:46:45+00:00

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 […]

The first time I worked with a narcissistic client2019-11-03T00:46:45+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
30 12, 2018

Getting Past Anxiety- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2019-07-28T15:11:38+00:00

anxiety treatmentGetting Past Anxiety: A Formula that Works

Do you worry all the time? Are you a ball of stress? Do you struggle with perfectionism, panic, or simply overthinking things?

Anxiety is no fun, but lots of people wait until things get really bad to get help.

If you struggle with […]

Getting Past Anxiety- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-07-28T15:11:38+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