Posts in skills for recovery
Anxiety & Emotional Grit + 8 Tips in Five Towns, NY.

Is there a connection between your anxiety and your levels of emotional grit?

Yes there is! But first, what is grit? Grit has been defined as perseverance, relentless commitment and passion for long terms goals. We need grit to make relationships last, to show up for our families, to stick to our dreams and to pick up the pieces when things fall apart in our lives.

Want more about cultivating grit, perseverance and emotional resilience? Read more!

Psychotherapy and Anxiety counseling in Long Island. Book your first session with therapists at Cedarhurst office today.

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Boundaries, Trauma and the Body in Long Island, NY.

Did you know that we carry boundaries nonverbally in the way we carry our body? Many times, trauma leaves an imprint in how we set boundaries in all areas of life; in self care patterns, love relationships, work dynamics and family roles?

Read on to understand how our beliefs impact boundaries we set at adults and steps you can take today to living a richer life!

Schedule your free 15 min consult with anxiety, trauma and codependence specialist Esther Goldstein LCSW in helping you heal boundary and enmeshment issues in Long Island, Five Towns and across Nassau County. Schedule your first session today with her in her Cedarhurst office

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Anxiety and Parenting & 6 Tips for Today

Struggling with parenting in a calm fashion? Need support + tips to help you access calm? Schedule your session with Esther Goldstein LCSW, Anxiety, Parenting and Trauma Expert. You can parent your family from a calmer place.
Learn more by clicking on 6 tips for today and booking your first counseling session in Long Island, NY

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Suicide Awareness Month-7 Tips

September is Suicide Awareness month, which is specifically targeted to raising awareness and adding support to those in pain. According to US Department for Health and Human Services, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the rates are on the rise. So what can you do? If you have a loved one who may be struggling with mental health or suicidal thoughts or tendencies, here are some 7 preventative tips for safety!

7 Tips for Prevention and Safety:

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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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Trauma Therapy Demystified - part 2

 Seeking relief from your anxiety and trauma? Reach out to Esther Goldstein LCSW and Trauma Expert to being healing today. Book at her Cedarhurst Office in Long Island, NY.

Continuing upward on the stairwell of trauma healing is Phase Two, referred to by Herman as Remembrance and Mourning. This phase often involves treating the traumatic memory, by form of narrative processing or by working through secondary side effects that have been left on the mind, body or soul. Somatic psychotherapy, EMDR, expressive arts, IFS, TF-CBT and Ego State work, amongst other modalities, have been scientifically proven effective in treating memories without diving too deeply into the narrative, avoiding the risk of re-traumatization.


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