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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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Taking Control of Your Anxiety

Anxiety may be something you have lived with your entire life or perhaps you have experienced short episodes. However you experience your anxiety it is critical to get a handle on how to manage it it. Some people are just … Continue reading

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When You are Trying to Conceive

When you first start trying to start a family it can be a very exciting time.  All of the “trying” can reconnect you as a couple as you think about a nursery, little feet, and baby names. But then nothing … Continue reading

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Reconnect with Your Spouse In New York City

In this busy city of ours it is easy to lose your way as a couple.  You both run around managing work and kids (school, activities, play dates) and it can often be hard to find time to reconnect with … Continue reading

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Does Couples Therapy Really Work?

When you and your significant other acknowledge that you need help to manage your relationship, it can be a frightening realization and a very stressful time.  You want to find the right counselor who can help you build a stronger … Continue reading

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Dealing with Infertility

As a NYC psychotherapist I have a particular focus on helping individuals and couples deal with infertility.  Often new patients seek out therapy to get help with developing a plan to get through this challenging time.  They may have just … Continue reading

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