Managing Loss & Transitions

Your Nest is Empty…Now What?

After all of those years of carpooling, extracurricular activities, sports events, trekking to school meetings, assorted lessons and weekly playdates, Michelle’s kiddies were launched. First college and now they both found jobs in New York City—two hundred miles away. She planned getaways to the big … Read more

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Heart Attacks

Anxiety and depression are the hallmark feelings that bring people into therapy. They typically mask deeper emotions that we wish to avoid or dare not feel, such as anger, shame, fear, vulnerability or guilt. Panic attacks can also mask strong emotional symptoms AND they can also be misread as being a heart attack. What important to note is that heart attacks are the number one cause of death in women in the United State—so always check it out when you experience symptoms

Managing Guilt

People often see me because of their struggles with stress that can show itself as anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, or guilt. Guilt is a big problem for so many of us juggling work, family, and self-care and these competing demands often feel daunting. It’s impossible to feel good about it all at once.

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Strategies for Giving Thanks in the Face of Hardship

The holiday season is a time of joy and a time of stress. The pressure to be exuberant amidst winter’s darkness often leads to a feeling of disconnect for many. This year is especially difficult, as Hurricane Sandy came hurling to the Northeast region leaving … Read more