Posts in emotional wellness
5 Coping Skills for Anxiety in Long Island

Live in Long Island and seeking relief from anxiety? Reach out to anxiety and trauma expert Esther Goldstein LCSW to schedule your session today at her Cedarhurst office in Long Island, NY.

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Anxiety in your body + 6 signs of psychosomatic pain

Have you ever felt physically ill due to stress or anxiety? Psychosomatic pain is when your emotional and mental stress begin making you physically sick.

When meeting with a new client, I listen to their story by what they are expressing verbally, but am also listening for the cues of discomfort, pain or dis-ease they have been struggling with on a body level.

Am I crazy or is there a reason that I’m suffering? She looks up with pleading eyes. I know it’s probably stress related but I’m good at sucking things up and moving on. But for some reason it isn’t working. My stomach cramps up, I am constantly bloated and just feel so uncomfortable in my skin. Can you do your magic and help me feel better? Clearly the medical tests don’t find anything, so this is my next stop.

Read more to understand psychosomatic stress, how your body holds anxiety and what you can do today! Stay tuned for next week, where I offer 6 skills for stress relief related to psychosomatic symptoms.

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EMDR Therapy For The Anxious Overachiever + 5 Questions for Clarity

EMDR and Psychotherapy for the Anxious Overachiever

Are you an anxious overachiever? Or an overachiever with levels of anxiety that have been making you feel like you’re spinning in circles? Here are 5 Questions to ask yourself to get clarity on that answer!

Also, I’ve provided some info on what kinds of counseling can help you live a better life. Healthier Work Goals + Less Stress + more Joy and Presence = More meaningful life.

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What is Trauma? Trauma Therapy Explained

As human beings, none of us can avoid the difficulties and sometimes traumatic experiences of life. However, we are all impacted differently and if you've been impacted by traumatic stress, I encourage you to  prioritize your healing so you can get back to a healthy equilibrium. Trauma and stress can be tough, but they don't need to leave a lasting impact.

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Do you know what kind of trauma you have?

Seeking relief from your anxiety and trauma symptoms? Schedule your first appointment with Trauma + Anxiety expert Esther Goldstein LCSW. Using Somatic methods, EMDR, Parts Work and Expressive Arts she helps clients heal past wounds and experience lasting relief.

Cedarhurst office in Long Island

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Self-Test to GAD (generalized anxiety disorder)

Do I have run-of-the mill-anxiety or do I suffer from a generalized anxiety disorder, also called GAD? Here’s a simple self-test with 11 questions to ask yourself.

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