Posts in PTSD counseling
Boundaries and Anxiety + 5 Step to Healing in Long Island, NY.

Did you know that setting clear boundaries can help reduce your anxiety? Read this blog where I explain what boundaries are, the different kind of boundaries and how to set them better so you can have more love and joy in your life. Boundaries aren’t only about saying no, they’re also about saying yes.

Looking for individualized help from a skilled therapy in Five Towns, Nassau County in Long Island, NY? Esther Goldstein LCSW is an anxiety, trauma and boundaries specialist who has helped many people untangle from codependence and live healthier lives. Reach out for your first session in her Cedarhurst office today.

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From terror to treating trauma. 5 Tips for your trauma healing.

"Here's a review of the recent events protocol. Use it to the best of your ability." My supervisor looks at me with a trusting look. "You got this, Esther." And then he drifted away into the mix of people.

 I can sense exactly where I was standing. I remember the location, the scenery and the fresh scent coming from the local food stand. I could also smell the scent of the burnt metal and shattered glass. It's a smell that doesn't have words because that scent is one that goes beyond the nostrils. It's a smell of shock, of horror and of sadness. Terror. That's what it does to you. It shocks the sense of stability and causes an earth shattering thud to any inner resources and trusting, at least for that moment in time. 

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An Easy 6-Step Somatic Exercise to Process Triggers

Last blog addressed what triggers are and where they come from. This blog is going to dive a bit deeper into how to support yourself when you are experiencing a trigger or stressful event, and are needing skills for relief.

As we mentioned last week, one of the ways to work with triggers is to ground yourself, and orient to the room around you. This week we are practicing orienting yourself to your body so you can support yourself when triggered. Next, I will give you 6 steps for you to practice for relief. 


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7 Signs That You're Ready For Psychotherapy

You may be someone who has a knack for solving your own problems, is the go-to person for advice and have that extra sense of insight into your own patterns. Still, you recently feel the light inside has gone dull and you find yourself struggling to enjoy your daily life.

If you're reading this..

…You may have been sitting up at night twisting and turning seeking some relief.

..You're finding yourself venting to anyone has the time to listen to you, yet you're left with the same feelings on the inside.

…You experience panic that comes in waves, the worries that spiral and don't give up.

I can understand how hard it is to be in pain and not know where to turn. 

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Your Guide To Emotional Wellness - 9 Facts to Know Before Starting Therapy

Therapy can sound like an exciting thing to start, right?

After all, it's all about getting you to a better place and feeling better. Uh, maybe not. Many express that making the decision to go to therapy as being a scary one. It's scary because it's hard to know what to expect before you actually begin your therapy sessions.

I'm going to take some of the confusion out of the process for you and give you an idea about what to expect in your first session, though, understandably, every therapist is different and may structure their sessions somewhat differently.

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6 Skills-Your Trauma Toolkit

Trauma work goes beyond the walls of your warm, wise and skillful therapists office. You have your life before you walk into your therapy session, and your reality is with you as you walk  out into the world, the world that you live in. I have provided six skills to help support your trauma therapy, in and outside of session.

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