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Embracing Challenging Emotions

February 28th, 2019 by

Many of us grew up in families where avoiding expression of emotion was valued. We weren’t provided safe space to feel or express a full range of emotion. Perhaps our primary caregivers worked really hard to avoid their own challenging emotions thereby only praising us for those feelings viewed...

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Why Breathe?

January 26th, 2019 by

Over the years of providing psychotherapy I have often heard from clients that they are averse to taking deep breaths when coping with distressing thoughts or situations. I can understand this perspective, and it makes logical sense that thinking more about those distressing thoughts or situation...

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How Building Resilience in Your Child Starts with You

December 27th, 2018 by

I enjoy working with parents just as much as I do their children. Parents offer much knowledge about their child and their insights are beneficial to my understanding of their child’s needs. With that said, parents are an integral part of helping their child reach their fullest potential in the...

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Happy Holidays?

November 19th, 2018 by

As the holiday season approaches, we look for those perfect presents for our loved ones.  Parents cannot wait to capture the never ending smiles on their children’s faces as they come into the living room to open their gifts.  People decorate their homes to create a winter wonderland. Unfortu...

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Let’s Talk About Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

October 26th, 2018 by

“God knows best.” “Focus on the children you DO have.” “At least it was early on in the pregnancy.” “Maybe it was not meant to be.” “You need to let go, and get over it.” “You can always try again.” “Take it as a sign.” These are some of the things that well intentione...

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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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