5 November 2012 21 Comments

Alone or Lonely

Do you feel alone or lonely? Often we use these words interchangeably yet each has a quite a different meaning. Lonely is when you have a partner, friends, a job you like and a connection to yourself but you feel sad when others aren’t around. Alone, on the other hand, is a feeling of being […]

2 November 2012 20 Comments

Why Group Therapy?

Many people have no idea why group therapy might be a viable option for them. And, after viewing all sorts of reality television shows, you might get the wrong idea of what actually occurs. So, what is the benefit of Group Therapy over Individual Therapy? Or why not Both? Actually, there are numerous benefits to […]

31 October 2012 20 Comments

Saying “No”

Do you have difficulty saying “No?” Do you feel guilty and bad about yourself when you do? Saying “No” is important. How often are you afraid to say “No” to your spouse, child, teenager, boss, neighbor or friend and later feel angry that you didn’t? If you grew up in a family where “No” was […]

25 October 2012 22 Comments

Do You Have A Love Addiction?

Do you get anxious or depressed when you are not with your loved one? Do you think about your partner incessantly when you are away from them or fantasize about reconnecting with them as soon as you leave? Do you feel high when you’re with them? These are all signs that you have a love […]

17 October 2012 17 Comments

Learn To Be Happy

Happiness is a learned skill. It isn’t easy and there is no crash course. And, yet, I meet people all the time–family, friends and neighbors who believe that if they are thinner, smarter, better looking, wealthier, married, divorced, more approved of, less approved of, they will be happy. The problem with this thinking is that […]

15 October 2012 18 Comments

Understand & Heal Your Depression

The word “depression” is highly overused in our culture. When we try to understand depression, we may think, “sad, lonely, lazy, despairing, helpless and even suicidal.” But if we shift out of that paradigm and think of the literal meaning of this word, depression is a “pushing down.” Rather than thinking of yourself as depressed […]

5 October 2012 22 Comments

Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist is often as daunting a task as looking for a suitable mate. After all, your therapist should be someone to whom you make an emotional and financial commitment and whom you might see once a week for a few months to many years. When you are looking for the right therapist, […]

24 September 2012 21 Comments

Moving On From Divorce Or Separation

Like it or not, when you’re moving on from divorce or separation, it’s often difficult to get your ex out of your mind. It is part of the grieving process. But, if those thoughts are particularly fond, you might be using those thoughts as a way to stay connected. Just as people often glorify the […]

14 September 2012 21 Comments

Transforming Your Relationships

Have you ever asked yourself how your relationship with yourself is going? I mean, how do you feel about you? Are you a refuge for yourself or do you abandon your own sinking ship? Most people NEVER consider that the relationship they are having with themselves is the source of their conflict with their partner. […]

16 March 2011 Comments Off on Seven Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Seven Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Interview with Therapist Nancy Simon LCSW Jaleh, Yahoo Contributor Network Mar 16, 2011 Remaining in an unhealthy relationship can be painful. Knowing the signs of an unhealthy relationship allows you to either work on it or move on and recover. To help you identify some red flags of an unhealthy relationship, I have interviewed Nancy […]