11 02, 2024

When the need for knowledge becomes an anxiety problem

2024-02-11T04:12:04+00:00

A common symptom of anxiety or OCD is a need for information and knowledge, and difficulty coping with uncertainty or ambiguity.

When things are unclear, unpredictable, or unknown, sometimes we cope with anxiety about this by overanalyzing things, […]

When the need for knowledge becomes an anxiety problem2024-02-11T04:12:04+00:00
7 01, 2024

Could you be using your mind for self-protection?

2024-01-08T00:22:06+00:00

Each of us has our specific go-to ways of protecting ourselves from pain or trauma, often subconsciously chosen in large part based on our inborn temperaments and personalities. Some of our protective mechanisms were learned in very early childhood, before we even […]

Could you be using your mind for self-protection?2024-01-08T00:22:06+00:00
29 12, 2023

When you don’t know if you love your partner even though everything’s good on paper.

2023-12-31T21:41:12+00:00

Sometimes married clients come in struggling to figure out whether they’re “in love” with their partner or not, even though the partner is nice, stable, and not doing anything wrong? These clients don’t essentially have any complaints about their marriage, but are struggling more with fear about what it means about them and […]

When you don’t know if you love your partner even though everything’s good on paper.2023-12-31T21:41:12+00:00
22 11, 2023

Expressive vs. supportive therapy approaches

2023-12-31T03:23:44+00:00

Supportive vs. Expressive Therapy Approaches

Therapy approaches and techniques tend to be on a supportive/expressive continuum.

What this means is that sometimes a therapist focuses on helping a client gain deeper insight into memories, feelings, thoughts, wishes, and expectations that are dynamically unconscious (out of one’s […]

Expressive vs. supportive therapy approaches2023-12-31T03:23:44+00:00
30 08, 2023

Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Relationships

2023-08-30T20:54:30+00:00

One of the most painful things that can happen in relationships is to feel like we really just can’t get through to another person; that no matter how hard we try to make ourselves heard, somehow the other person just can’t or won’t see our point of view.

The need for understanding is a basic and […]

Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Relationships2023-08-30T20:54:30+00:00
28 04, 2020

Is it good or bad to need others emotionally?

2023-12-31T02:45:54+00:00

couples therapyYesterday I was talking to a couple of clients about how self sufficient they are.

Some people find it hard to lean on other people. It feels too vulnerable or too weak or they simply don’t believe there’s anyone they can trust to have their back.

I often talk […]

Is it good or bad to need others emotionally?2023-12-31T02:45:54+00:00
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
11 03, 2020

Are you getting enough help?

2020-03-13T15:09:46+00:00

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 […]

Are you getting enough help?2020-03-13T15:09:46+00:00
26 12, 2019

Conflicts about Rivalry and Competitiveness- Goldstein Therapy- Clifton, NJ

2019-12-26T05:15:45+00:00

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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
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