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To show ourselves or to hide? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

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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, NJ 2017-12-31T00:01:33+00:00

Your Unconscious May be Trying to Tell You Something- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

psychoanalysis clifton njFeeling Stuck? Your Unconscious May be Trying to Tell You Something

Lacan suggested that the “unconscious is structured like a language”.

And for those of you who feel STUCK, it’s a language you may want to learn.

STUCK may mean that you can’t move forward with something in […]

Your Unconscious May be Trying to Tell You Something- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ 2017-12-31T00:04:33+00:00

Projective Processes in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

Have you ever had the experience of feeling like someone kept pushing your buttons over and over until you finally exploded, even though you were trying so hard not to?

Or perhaps this is familiar to you: You keep getting blamed for something that you’re only doing because […]

Projective Processes in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ 2017-12-31T21:37:07+00:00

Therapist or Sleuth?- Goldstein Therapy-Clifton, NJ

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Working with the Unconscious in Therapy

Often our dreams hide as much as they reveal. The unconscious is very smart that way; it protects us from what we don’t wish to know about ourselves. We each have our own personal taboos; things about ourselves that feel […]

Therapist or Sleuth?- Goldstein Therapy-Clifton, NJ 2017-12-31T01:38:32+00:00

Curious about Psychoanalysis??

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Some of you may be surprised to know that even today there are people who attend psychoanalytic sessions 3, 4, or even 5 times per week! The type of work that can be done with this intensity can be much deeper and rewarding than a psychotherapy process […]

Curious about Psychoanalysis?? 2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

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Has Holiday Time with the Family Shaken you Up Emotionally?

You are of course not alone!

Spending the holidays with family can be a great chance to reconnect but also a serious stressor that can bring up old issues of sibling rivalry, territoriality, competitiveness, boundary difficulties, and perhaps hardest […]

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ 2017-12-31T21:32:45+00:00

Insights about Relationship Triangles, Goldstein Therapy, Clifton NJ

 

Is “Three a Crowd” when it comes to relationships?

When I was in graduate school, the idea of using triangulation in relationships had a pretty bad rap. But there are healthy things about relationship triangles too. (As an aside, a great book that discusses triangulation […]

Insights about Relationship Triangles, Goldstein Therapy, Clifton NJ 2017-09-11T16:40:52+00:00