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A Therapist’s Choice and her Poems in Motion

September 26th, 2018 by

To my Dear Readers, A few newsletters ago, I wrote on the Gifts of Psychotherapy from the depths of my heart. It’s an article for you to contemplate on the complex processes of psychotherapy, for introspection of your emotions and relational experiences. In writing poems, I pondered on a sim...

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Solidarity 101: Allyship Across Identities!

September 3rd, 2018 by

“It’s hard. It’s uncomfortable. I never know what to do or say.” I was sitting in a café talking with a friend. He had just shared an incident that had happened at work involving two people of different identities. He felt badly that he froze up when witnessing a racist comment in the co...

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Gifts of Psychotherapy

August 9th, 2018 by

As I write this article, I contemplate and reflect on the many clients whom I have had the great fortune of working with over the years.  Among all of my clients, there was one that stuck out, Mrs. D.  I remember Mrs. D very clearly, who I met shortly after joining Beverly Therapists in private...

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Grounding in the Midst of Chaos

June 30th, 2018 by

Navigating life in a society that is moving non-stop can be exhausting, draining, overwhelming and hard to balance. Deadlines at work are approaching, the kids have to prepare for their school recital, you have to get your parent to their doctor’s appointment, it’s time for the bills to be ba...

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Healing Trauma with Yoga and Meditation

May 21st, 2018 by

It is said the the buddha teaches one thing, suffering and the end of suffering (Salzberg). Although, the Buddhist concept of suffering is not limited only to trauma, it is helpful in understanding how our relationship with trauma creates suffering. Mark Epstein is a Buddhist scholar and psychoth...

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Spring Rebirth

May 6th, 2018 by

April is a time when we look for the signs of spring. We know that the dead overgrowth of winter will yield to new life.  Our lives can mimic nature. We go through cycles of death and rebirth at various points in our lives. On a small scale, we say good-bye to fellow students when […]

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Ready for Change?

March 30th, 2018 by

How do we persevere in the midst of trials and tribulations?  How do we maintain a sense of balance in the midst of chaos?  Perceived trials and tribulations can come in all forms and range from child birth, illness, marriage, death, divorce, attending college, starting a new job, transitioning...

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Chasing Zzzz’s

February 26th, 2018 by

Legend says that when you can’t sleep at night, it is because you are awake in someone else’s dreams.  Although that is a charming tale, experiencing temporary or ongoing changes in sleep can take a toll on your ability to enjoy life and feel your best.  This year’s Sleep Awareness Week i...

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Finding Your Confident Voice

December 18th, 2017 by

As 2018 approaches and you begin thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions, remember to include goals surrounding your mental and emotional health.  One way to do this is to improve your communication skills.  In our daily interactions with others, particularly those with whom we spend a lot...

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Reflections from a Neighborhood Therapist

December 12th, 2017 by

“Ask me permission before you ask me a question,” the teenager shared. I quietly paused, to think about what this youth was telling me. It was our second session together and we were just beginning to cultivate a relationship. I was in my mid 20’s and had been in the social service field fo...

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