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Integrative Psychotherapy & Trauma Recovery
Esther Goldstein LCSW
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This Blog Discusses Topics On Trauma, Attachment, Relationships, Grief, Healing, Hope And Connection. My Blogs Are Inspired By My Years Of Practicing Psychotherapy And My Ongoing Passion For Learning And Researching About The Human Mind And Its Profound Healing Capacities.
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Getting Personal About Grief
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
July 26th, 2021
My hands trembled and my heart started beating quicker as the minutes grew closer… I wasn’t trembling because I was afraid to speak at the Links Grief Summit that evening. I don't have a fear of public speaking. My trembling was about feeling into the enormous pain of loss present in the communal heart of those engaging in the summit. In some shape or form, everyone who participated in this event had experienced the sting of loss - …
Tags: healing, grief, loss
Pesach: An Intimate Connection
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
April 1st, 2021
PESACH: AN INTIMATE CONNECTION   A Lesson On Intimacy and Relationships וַיִּשְׁמַ֥ע אֱלֹקים אֶת־נַאֲקָתָ֑ם וַיִּזְכֹּ֤ר אֱלֹקים֙ אֶת־בְּרִית֔וֹ אֶת־אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֶת־יִצְחָ֥ק וְאֶֽת־יַעֲקֹֽב ׃וַיַּ֥רְא אֱלֹקים אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיֵּ֖דַע אֱלֹקים׃ Hashem heard their cries, and …
Tags: Anxiety, Intimacy, relationship, passover, god
Internal Family Systems & Pumpkin Spice
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
November 21st, 2020
Pumpkin Spice and Parts Work My friend *Shani shows up at my door with a bowl of piping hot chicken soup. I have not been feeling well lately and she knows that a fragrant and nutrient rich bowl of her famous liquid gold will help me feel better. It’s incredible when a friend gets you that intimately. She knows just what I need. I realize immediately that something is not ok with her. Perhaps in the back of her mind she needs something from …
Mothers Day As An Emotional Orphan
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
May 10th, 2020
Mothers Day and Being an Emotional Orphan in Long Island, New York Names and identifying features have been changed to protect the privacy of clients. This particular case is not about a specific client. Jenna’s story is quite common, and portrays a combination of many different people’s general experiences. Hi Jenna Can you see me alright? Yes Esther, I see you alright. Thank god we’re connecting now. I don’t know what …
Tags: Mothers Day, heal childhood trauma, inner child wounds
Facing Coronavirus As A Trauma Survivor
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
April 16th, 2020
Hello Trauma Survivor, As we both know, you’re not a stranger to chaos, you’ve been through loss, fear, panic, dread and being on-edge for some or most of your life. With the recent pandemic, coronavirus, you realize the world is in a state of trauma. Yes, it is a trauma, and a valid one. You look around and you see the world panicking, freaking out, or some being in utter denial, and you roll your eyes inside.  They just don't …
Tags: long island, trauma treatment, ptsd, anxiety relief, new york
Virtual Counseling-A Guide for the Skeptic
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
March 29th, 2020
“Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.” ― David Whyte I don’t need to elaborate on how much the world has changed over the last few weeks... and therapy is just one of the many examples of the extent of it. Because achieving complete health is the ultimate goal of your therapist, you may find that the new COVID-19 reality is standing in the way of attending your cozy therapist’s office …
Tags: virtual, counseling, telehealth, new, york
Tackling Coronavirus Anxiety
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
March 18th, 2020
Tackling Coronavirus Anxiety I feel like I’ve been dropped in a gum-ball machine, in a pile of colorful balls…I’m amused, but also somewhat shocked, confused, and wondering what just went wrong. Coronavirus. It’s spread. All over. And yes, to my own home town as well. We need to practice social distancing, and for many, self-quarantine. Oh Okay. Did the world not prepare for something like this, did the medical system …
Tags: Anxiety, long island, coronavirus, tips
When Your Heart Feels As Cold As The Weather
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
December 23rd, 2019
“It’s cold. It’s bitter bitter cold, Esther.”  “I know, winter has been knocking at our doors for some time. You can feel the chill, can’t you?” I say. “No, Esther. I don't mean the weather. It's my heart. Its cold. It’s like I’m walking in Siberia... but I know I’m only walking down the most popular streets of town, wearing my fur trimmed coat and snuggly earmuffs. There is n …
Tags: depression, seasonal affective disorder, winter
Caught in a Storm. A Winter Blog Series
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
December 16th, 2019
Common Curve-Balls for Mental Health Maintenance. December is known as a festive month, generally carrying with it lots of joy and holiday cheer. When you celebrate Chanukah, plan family get-togethers, attend holiday parties, food fests, and shopping sprees, they all contribute to the holiday season eventfulness - and overwhelmingness.  For various reasons, you may not be feeling very sparkly this holiday season.  “Joy to the wo …
Tags: channuka, holiday, family drama
How not to let anxiety steal the joy in your relationships + 11 Tips
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
September 1st, 2019
Relationships are what make the world go round. Our closest relationships are those that remind us of who we are, what we’re capable of and are there to show up through the ups and downs of it all. However, when you have anxiety, it can come in the way of you fully showing up and enjoying the positive attributes of the relationships in your life. Anxiety can hold you back from deepening relationships or even from branching out and making …
Tags: Anxiety, trauma, emdr, relationships, long island
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