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Do I Need Therapy?

In recent years the idea of therapy has gained significant credibility.  What was once hidden due to a negative stigma, is now rather mainstream due to the significant successes that people now talk about in everyday life.  The results of … Continue reading

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What Can You Learn in Couples Therapy?

New York is a stressful place to live in.  While the hustle and bustle of the city can bring energy to your life, there is also a pressure to keep up and always be moving.  People rarely take a few … Continue reading

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Managing Work/Life Stressors

Many factors have contributed to the apparent increase in anxiety and depression in recent years. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, social media allows us to see many problems in the lives of others, and some sensitive people … Continue reading

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Teen Depression and Cell Phone Use – Is There a Connection?

There’s no doubt there has been a frightening increase in depression and suicides in recent years, particularly among teenage girls. According to the CDC, between 2010 and 2015, suicide among girls increased by 65% and severe depression increased by 58%. … Continue reading

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Problems in Your Marriage: Is Co-Dependency to Blame?

Often couples therapy starts with one spouse or partner coming to my office with a laundry list of complaints about the other.  They do not feel appreciated, they feel they do everything for the relationship and feel “less than” in … Continue reading

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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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