It’s that time of year where many people are reflecting on the year that has passed and the year that is to come. They look back and analyze successes and failures, and also try to push themselves forward by setting goals. But how beneficial are these New Year’s resolutions? Setting beneficial goals Often, people create...

Trump Trauma

Heading into my office today following an evening that not only changed our country, but the world, has been a startling and sobering experience. The raining streets of Manhattan are quiet with shock over the election results and regardless of political views, there is still a common feeling of disbelief. What I, and my colleagues,...

Signs You May Need Couples Therapy

6 Signs Your Relationship May Need Marriage Counseling There are often common signs you need marriage counseling. Have you found yourself questioning if couples therapy is something you and your partner need? Many couples (married or not) go through this at some point in their relationship. Too often people quickly shy away from the idea because of...

3 Common Barriers to Behavior Change

3 Barriers Preventing Change There is a theme that runs constant in therapy; no matter what it is specifically you are struggling with, therapy focuses on what you can do to change. However, the role of a therapist is to reflect to you how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are preventing you from change –...

5 Ways to  Deal with Anxiety

Quick Tips for Coping with Anxiety Anxiety is one of the most common psychological disorders and it also happens to be one of the most detrimental. Anxiety causes emotional, mental, and physical stress on the people it affects. Of course, everyone experiences anxiety to some degree – it doesn’t mean you have a diagnosis like...

Negative Effects Of Technology On Relationships

Disconnect between couples, emotionally, physically, and mentally is something I see frequently in my practice. When technology is affecting relationships there is often clear distress between the couple. They discuss what they would like their partners to do more of to help feel connected. While this is a necessary part of reconnecting, I find that couples...

              In a city like New York it is often easy to make choices out of convenience and financial savings – we can get our groceries delivered and we no longer even have to hail down a cab. And sometimes we even choose to live with our significant others...

When I sit with a couple, what I often see is disconnect in how they are showing and receiving love, which they end up interpreting as a LACK of love in one another. I typically refer to Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages when I see this happening. Exploring their love languages and understanding their partner’s...

A recent article by Psychology Today: Why You’re Lucky to Be Single and Seeking Love explores how being able to focus on personal growth while single increases the chances you will choose a partner that is better fit for you. I am a big believer in this. When you start working on your own personal...

  Join me for a 4-week group focused on support and psycheducation for those with loved ones addicted to substances. When: Beginning October 13th, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 PM Week One: Introductions. What is addiction & how does it impact the family? Week Two: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Boundaries Week Three: Self Care and Caring for the...