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Celebrating Successes in Therapy

Celebrating Successes in Therapy

Celebrating successes in therapy is a powerful tool that supports and enhances the therapeutic process. By acknowledging and appreciating your wins, you build a positive reinforcement loop, shift focus from negativity, enhance self-esteem, reinforce progress, foster gratitude, strengthen the therapeutic alliance, and encourage a growth mindset. These benefits collectively contribute to a more effective and rewarding therapeutic journey, ultimately leading to greater mental and emotional well-being.

Therapy and Murakmi: An Exploration of the Surreal

Within the therapeutic realm, the concept of folie à deux emerges as a delicate thread, binding patient and therapist in a shared journey through the labyrinth of the mind. Here, amidst the delicate interplay of shared delusions, intimate truths are revealed, and the boundaries between reality and illusion blur. In Murakami’s narrative tapestries, characters navigate complex relationships and surreal scenarios, mirroring the intricate dance of the therapeutic process.

Dancing Through Therapy: Finding Rhythm in Healing

Dancing Through Therapy: Finding Rhythm in Healing

In the intricate process of therapy, the therapeutic relationship mirrors the movement of a complex dance. Like an electric samba, therapy unfolds with a rhythm that ebbs and flows, highlighting the subtle similarities between the art of dancing and the practice of...

Our Body, Our Home.

Our Body, Our Home.

In the quiet hum of the morning, as sunlight filters through curtains and gently touches every corner, I ponder the curious kinship between our homes and bodies. Both, it seems, are sanctuaries where the essence of our being unfolds. Our bodies, like homes, house the...

The Potato Parable

The Potato Parable

One of my favorite analogies that I utilize when talking with clients is Carl Rogers’ potato story. Rogers, a profoundly influential psychotherapist of the twentieth century, approached his work through a humanistic lens, positing that people, at their core,...

Shouldn’t Love be Easy?

Shouldn’t Love be Easy?

When couples seek me out for couples therapy, their stated goals usually revolves around acquiring new communication skills or improving conflict resolution strategies. While these aspirations are undeniably important, there’s a crucial process that often goes...

Quilting

Quilting

My grandmother survived the Great Depression. A farmer in rural Michigan and one of seven children, there was barely enough to go around, be it food or clothing, and most certainly there was no extra anything. She didn’t have beautiful things. Her clothes were hand me...

Running on Emp(a)t(h)y

Running on Emp(a)t(h)y

I work with a patient who is a marathon runner. One session, he was talking about the ways running has helped him move through difficult times in his life – divorce, the death of his parents, and other painful experiences. He described the process of running as...

Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing

I have the privilege of having an office with incredible views of the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Up on the lofty eighth floor, soaring above the rooftops of surrounding buildings, I watch as subways go back and forth over the...

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