Posts in trauma treatment
Join the Tribe- Trauma Training for Therapists!

If you’re a therapist who is interested in deepening your knowledge in trauma treatment, join this webinar! You’re likely skilled in many methods, but you want to clarify your trauma lens and provide even more stellar assessments and effective interventions. Join Esther Goldstein LCSW as she presents at the webinar. Expert in Trauma Treatment in Five Towns, Long Island.

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Anxiety and Your Relationships, What's the Connection?

What does your anxiety have to do with your relationships?

The way you feel on the inside impacts how you show up to loved ones, friends, your children and your partner. Read more below about the four primary attachment patterns, relationship anxiety and 9 steps you can take to add more ease to your relationships!

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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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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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What is a trigger and why does it happen?

Triggers can be tricky to understand.

If you're human, you get triggered. I get triggered. We all get triggered. Triggers are part of the emotional experience on this world. However, in order to live a flexible and healthy life, we want to help you demystify your personal triggers so that you can understand them. Doing this will help you heal and learn to cope better in response to the next ones that come up. 

What is a trigger?

A trigger is the feeling you get when something happens and you have a sudden flood of negative feelings. For example, someone makes a half joking-half mean comment, and it hits a raw spot for you, and you feel destabilized by anxiety, shame, doubt, panic or sadness for the rest of the day.

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Is your therapy working? Counseling in Long Island

Begin therapy with trauma + anxiety expert Esther Goldstein LCSW. Somatic, EMDR and Cognitive Therapies in Five Towns, Long Island.

Wonder if you’re progressing in your therapy goals? How do you know if you’re moving through phases of change?

Read about developmental phases and areas you may be stuck.

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