31 03, 2020

5 Defenses Against Closeness & How Telehealth Counseling Helps

2023-12-31T02:47:08+00:00

couples therapy

Many of us take the idea of love for granted. We think we want it (love, that is). We try to get it. We imagine the form we want it in, and we imagine how happy we’d be if only we could find another to meet our […]

5 Defenses Against Closeness & How Telehealth Counseling Helps2023-12-31T02:47:08+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
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
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
20 12, 2017

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

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

showing off

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, NJ2017-12-31T00:01:33+00:00
3 09, 2017

Projective Processes in Relationships- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2017-12-31T21:37:07+00:00

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, NJ2017-12-31T21:37:07+00:00
25 04, 2017

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

2019-10-11T16:49:27+00:00

Does Holiday Time with the Family Shake 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 of all, trying […]

Too Much Time with Family over the Holidays? Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ2019-10-11T16:49:27+00:00
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