News Flash: Chelsea Clinton Declares Bernie The Winner!

I had to laugh. During the 2016 Democratic Primary Campaign, Chelsea Clinton made a hilarious slip of the tongue. In comparing Bernie Sanders to her mother, instead of referring to him as Senator Sanders, she called him President Sanders.  Of course, she immediately reversed...
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If You Love Someone, You Fight For Them

It’s as simple and as daunting as that. On the eve of this year’s Valentine’s Day, here’s a thought about love.  Staying together during the good times is easy; it seems to me that the true test of love  comes when times get tough. The lengths to which...
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You Can’t Recapture A Moment

The 20th century philosopher , Billy Joel, once said: “The King and the Queen went back to the green but you can never go back there again”. No truer words have ever been spoken.  Some  members of my therapy groups  are stuck in the past.  They long to re-creat...
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An Open Letter To: “Clicking For A Therapist” NY Times 2/7/16

Freud  may have said: “Psychoanalysis is, in essence, a cure through love”, but Tina Turner said: “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”.  As a psychotherapist with over thirty-five years experience, I believe love is not enough. While I agree with Dr....
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From Here To Maternity

Joe enjoyed being around kids,  but only if they were other people’s kids.  He loved the spontaneity of children, their humor, inquisitiveness and innocent wisdom but he was terrified of having children of his own.   That was because he feared repeating his own childhood...
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If People Were Always Rational, I’d Be Out of Business

I was gratified to read Oliver Burkeman’s essay in the Guardian, “The Revenge of Freud”.  According to him, recent research seems to indicate what I suspected all along.  Over the long haul, psychoanalysis trumps “Train Your Brain”-type therapy. ...
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