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When Anxiety Runs Your Family

If you talk with the loved one of an addict, you know that the addiction tends to dominate the family dynamic.  The same can be true for those suffering from anxiety.  Their anxiety can be driving the dysfunction in your … Continue reading

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Is Depression Hereditary?

Depression is a serious mood disorder that can impact every single area of an individual’s life.  Here in New York City we see depression caused by many external factors.  The question has always remained whether or not depression runs in … Continue reading

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How Do Men Deal with Infertility?

Remember the old saying, men are from Mars and women are from Venus?  In many ways, men and women are emotionally wired a bit differently.  When dealing with infertility, it is important to understand the different coping mechanisms men and … Continue reading

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Dealing with Depression in the Summer

Great weather, lots of fun outside and so much to do. It seems as though most of your friends are at the beach…taking the train down to Belmar or hopping a ride out to Jones Beach and the Hamptons.  And … Continue reading

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Re-establishing Trust in Your Relationship

Every relationship has its ups and downs throughout the years – in fact there are times you may feel you are both on a on a roller coaster, or even on different roller coasters. One partner may have had an … Continue reading

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Managing Doctors Appointments While Dealing With Infertility

Being diagnosed with infertility is stressful – you want a baby and you have to come to terms with the fact that your body isn’t cooperating.  Once you have been diagnosed with infertility you may begin the process of trying … Continue reading

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Problems in Your Marriage: Communication

Your marriage is not going to be perfect and there are going to be bumps along the way – afterall, all couples have disagreements.  Regardless of the situation, good communication based on love and respect can help you successfully navigate … Continue reading

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Financial Mistakes that can Doom a Marriage

When clients visit my office here in NYC for couple’s therapy, they present a particular issue that they would like to deal with or they have a general feeling of unhappiness and dissatisfaction.  There are a few general categories in … Continue reading

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Obstacles That Arise in Couples Therapy

It is the hope that couples who make the decision to engage in therapy have the desire to achieve clarity in their relationship.  Trusting one’s partner and the therapist is the bedrock for growth, whether it be in an effort … Continue reading

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GUILTY FEELINGS AND INFERTILITY

When you struggle with infertility you may experience a myriad of emotions ranging from anger to sadness to fear and possibly guilt.  It is hard for those not dealing with infertility to understand that guilt often arises as a result … Continue reading

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