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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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Boundaries, Trauma and the Body
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
January 30th, 2019
Did you know that we communicate boundaries nonverbally in the way we carry our bodies? Our bodies hold beliefs that energetically let others know how they can or cannot interact with us. How does it happen? All our interactions {as well as past traumas} imprint a "template" of how we show up in all areas of life; in self care patterns, love relationships, work dynamics and family roles. How non-verbal boundaries + beliefs develop? Based on …
Emerging Trauma Memories? + 4 Coping Tips!
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
May 6th, 2019
"Something is wrong with me, and I think I’m going crazy. I know my life wasn’t perfect, but suddenly I’m flooded with images I never knew existed and I can barely function. What’s wrong with me?” “I know I had trauma and/or anxiety, and I did some good talk therapy years ago, but suddenly it’s coming back with a whole new force,how do you explain this? And will it ever get better?”  When cli …
Tags: therapy, trauma, emdr, somatic
Feeling Stuck? 4 Internal Conflicts + Tips to Resolve Them using Parts Therapy Approach
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
May 19th, 2019
"I've put my best foot forward in my life; in relationships, my career goals, in parenting and even in spiritual pursuits but I'm hitting a wall. Yes, I'm progressing externally, but if I'm honest, something on the inside ain't budging." John is a brutally honest fella who has been wanting to deepen his experience in life, love and work since his dad died but today, he's speaking openly about his struggle, and asking for help. As we worked toge …
Tags: anxiety-trauma-parts-work
Parenting with Anxiety & PTSD- What No One Tells You
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
July 10th, 2019
“I’m exhausted. I may just not be cut out for this parenting thing. And I’m angry because I wanted to give my own family more than I ever got as a child, but I’m failing grandly”. Rebecca sobs as she shares her woes. Parenting has been a journey that has been burdened with shame, anxiety, insecurity and doubt from the get-go. “I’ve shared my struggle with many of my friends but they usually commisera …
Tags: Anxiety, trauma, family of origin, healing
Parenting and Anxiety + 6 Tips for Today
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
November 12th, 2018
  Are you passing your anxiety on to your kids? We all want to pass the “good genes” on to our kids; patience, brains, wit, intelligence, social skills and passion for life. What if you struggle with anxiety and don’t want to pass it on? You can reduce your child's susceptibility to anxiety! By you working on your anxiety + practicing skills, you’ll reduce your family’s susceptibility to anxiety. Want to mak …
Tags: five-towns-parenting-anxiety-trauma-therapy
Emotional Flashbacks & Anxiety, What's the Connection?
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
February 20th, 2019
Is there a connection between Anxiety and Emotional Flashbacks? Yes, there is. When you experience emotional flashbacks, you will have higher levels of anxiety and feel on-edge more often. Want to understand what emotional flashbacks are, and what you can do to begin experiencing relief? Read below. Have you ever been in a situation where you are objectively doing fine but suddenly notice you’re feeling frightened, lonely, shamed or insec …
Anxiety & Grief, Are they Connected? + How to Resolve the Pressure
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
November 19th, 2018
It’s mind-boggling. That’s what it is. Jackie settled down just minutes earlier. In her last year of residency, she’s often on the go. She throws her sweatshirt over her shoulders, stuffing her folded lab coat into her over-filled back pack. That was a long day, gosh. And although I’m tired, my mind is racing. But get this, there’s absolutely no reason for my mind to race. I actually flipped through the psychiat …
Tags: five-towns-anxiety-trauma-therapy
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
10 Silent Signs of Emotional Neglect + 1 Tip to Start Healing
Author: Esther Goldstein LCSW
October 22nd, 2018
“I’m just messed up. I know it in every single bone in my body. I don’t have any trauma and I wasn’t molested when I was younger. It’s called “messed up”, they should just add it to the DSM so I can finally have a clinical term to make myself feel better.” Alexandra has a vivacious energy, is wearing funky purple earrings and the coolest boots in NYC. She is engaging and easy to connect with, an …
Tags: Abandonment, emotional neglect, five towns, trauma therapy
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