Author Archives: Jennifer Gardella

Three Things that Can Get Better with Couples Therapy

When couples come to me for help, they often start talking about a particular argument or issue they may be having at the time. However, therapy is not about solving whatever the current hot topic may be. Therapy is about … Continue reading

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Depression and Anxiety Associated with Fertility Problems

In the United States, an estimated 1 in 8 couples struggle with fertility issues. The sadness that naturally occurs when people find out they may not be able to have a biological child is significant and may lead to anxiety … Continue reading

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Couples Activities

I want to make my relationship stronger!  If you live and/or work in NYC, you know that it can be a busy place.  And when you are working and living in the hustle sometimes taking care of your relationship gets … Continue reading

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Sleep and Anxiety

Trying to fall asleep when your mind is racing can be very difficult.  When you are dealing with problems in your life and you finally lie down in bed, your mind may drift towards those things that are causing you … Continue reading

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How to Forgive

How can you forgive your husband for cheating?  Your wife for lying to you?  Your body for not cooperating and achieving pregnancy? Forgiveness is a key ingredient when it comes to moving past suffering.  Holding on to a grudge and … Continue reading

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Postpartum Celebrities – Serena Williams

Postpartum depression is a serious issue and in recent years it has become an important and much more open topic.  New mothers may feel embarrassed that they are not overjoyed with the arrival of their new child and they hide … Continue reading

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When You are Fighting all the Time

Are you and your spouse fighting all the time?  All relationships go through ups and downs, but the stress that constant fighting puts on your life can be substantial.  At times you may want to throw in the towel and … Continue reading

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Empathy and Depression

Is it possible to have “too much” compassion? You may not be aware that taking on the pain of others in order to ease someone else’s distress may overburden your own emotional health. But, what does that mean? If you … Continue reading

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Starting Couples Counseling

In the beginning of a relationship, it’s hard to imagine that there would ever be a need for couples counseling. You are happy, in sync, in love. But, the realities of life slowly re-emerge, especially in the hustle and bustle … Continue reading

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Coping with Infertility

Recently, Giuliana Rancic shared her very private struggle with infertility with readers of USA Today.  Stories by people in the public eye who struggle with anxiety, depression and infertility can bring comfort to many who read their words. We realize … Continue reading

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