Author Archives: Brooke Strause-Dobi

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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