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From Pathological Altruism to Obsessive Compulsive Personality : Psychological Wisdom from the Kabbalah

So what are we doing here on this earth?     Do you ever ask yourself this on yet another draggy Monday morning? I wonder about this a lot, especially as a therapist who sees people’s suffering quite a bit. What’s it all for anyway? Here’s something to chew on for this week if you’re [...]

Mindful Facebooking or Facebook Detox? Options for overchecking

  Facebook is amazing on many levels. You can connect with old friends you never knew how to locate, look up an ex-girlfriend you might want to reconciliate with, find people to date from your friends’ lists of friends (not so much) and connect socially even when you’re home sick or having a lonely weekend. [...]

Self Care: Beyond manicures and the gym (especially for New Yorkers)

Self help, fashion magazines, the spa and gym culture are all full of good ideas of how to “pamper” yourself. And sure why shouldn’t you? It’s fun, it can make you feel good about yourself for a little while to let yourself be nurtured, slow down, tone up or relax your muscles a bit.  But [...]

Tolerating Uncertainty: Getting beyond thinking something’s wrong with you!

  Last Sunday, the Modern Love column in the New Yok Times featured an article in which Sara Eckel, a single woman, wondered for a large part of her dating life whether something was wrong with her for not being in a long term relationship for 8 years. See:   Have you ever asked [...]

Reflections on Forgiveness : The Heart of the matter

    Forgiveness is a complex and loaded topic especially to blog about briefly so I've decided to forgive myself (!) for not shortening this blog and accept that I have a lot to say on this topic that I hope can be helpful to you.   When the Jewish holidays roll around this time [...]

Everything is your mirror

  We have so much access every day to seeing other people and how they look to us. We know the facial expressions and gestures of our loved ones, colleagues and friends so well that we can imitate how they move and the way they look at us- with great accuracy in our minds. The [...]

Welcome to my new blog “Is there life after therapy”?

Welcome to my blog! I am a manhattan based psychotherapist, passionate about my work with people. In addition to the many trainings I have had in psychotherapy practice, I spent a decent amount of time (and money..) as a psychotherapy patient which was invaluable for personal growth. Knowing what it’s like to be a client [...]