Overwhelming Emotions

Understanding one’s trauma response is often a critical component of the therapeutic process. People often dismiss their potential to have been impacted by a traumatic event based on messages we have received from the media regarding trauma, especially “post-traumatic stress disorder.” We don’t have to endorse all of the symptoms congruent with PTSD to have…

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Something that will often come up in therapy is the opportunity to look at different parts of ourselves, as opposed to only considering ourselves as one heterogeneous being. What this means is that we don’t function the same way all of the time. Depending on a multitude of factors we present ourselves, feel, make decisions,…

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Anger: Friend or Foe? Anger is an emotion that we are often taught to feel is a “negative” or “bad” emotion. In fact, anger is a healthy and normal emotion that we all experience from time to time. It can be the motivator that tells us it is important to stand up for our, or…

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Chronic Stress and the Body

When we think of stress we often presume that it is an experience isolated to the mind. While stress is a psychological phenomena that is often reflective of our internal and emotional experiences, it also has a significant impact on our physical bodies. As a stress and social anxiety therapist in NYC , I find…

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