blog

Emotional Dumping: How to Avoid Doing it and How to Gently Address it in Others

In the show Sex and The City, the main character Carrie is at a dinner with her friends, overwhelming them with her exhausting relationship issues over a plate of fries. One of her friends suggests that she speak to a therapist. Carrie retorts: “I don’t need to speak to someone — I have you guys!” …

Emotional Dumping: How to Avoid Doing it and How to Gently Address it in Others Read More »

How to Fight Fair

Clients often come to session to process arguments they have with roommates, romantic partners, colleagues, siblings, parents and friends. They report feeling distressed over how negatively the conversation went, and discuss with great remorse their personal reactivity. “I shouldn’t have said what I said,” “I shouldn’t have called her that word,” “That fight got really …

How to Fight Fair Read More »

Confrontation vs. Communication: Why do we assume conversations will be negative? 

Have you ever been nervous or anxious to broach an important topic with someone? Do you find yourself assuming the conversation will be negative? Do your assumptions prevent you from having the conversation at all? I often hear from clients that they are “bad at confrontation,” or that they find themselves worked up and riddled …

Confrontation vs. Communication: Why do we assume conversations will be negative?  Read More »

Should I Start Therapy?

It is clear that there remains a perception that a person needs to have some sort of calamity or personal crisis to warrant going to therapy. Many clients report during their initial phone consultation that family and friends do not always understand why they’re seeking support. “Why are you airing your dirty laundry to a …

Should I Start Therapy? Read More »

How to Re-Enter the World

After a year of internalizing the message, “Stay at home. Do not socialize. Keep 6-feet apart. Wear a mask,” how do we suddenly become comfortable re-adjusting again to a more familiar, integrated way of life? Many clients have recently expressed anxieties and fears over what life will look like as more people get their vaccinations, …

How to Re-Enter the World Read More »

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?

The Strengths and Limitations of Diagnoses Numerous people have asked me about their diagnosis during the course of therapy. Sometimes it’s very direct: “So, what’s wrong with me?” Other times, less so: “Well, a lot of my friends and family say that I’m a narcissist; that I’m selfish – I mean, I don’t think I …

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME? Read More »

To register for this support group, Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible, or call our care-coordinator at +1 833-775-6252

To register for this support group, Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible, or call our care-coordinator at +1 833-775-6252

To register for this support group, Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible, or call our care-coordinator at +1 833-775-6252

To register for this support group, Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible, or call our care-coordinator at +1 833-775-6252

To register for this support group, Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible, or call our care-coordinator at +1 833-775-6252

To register for this support group, Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible, or call our care-coordinator at +1 833-775-6252