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October 2nd, 2012
Modern-day society is filled with idealized models that define physical perfection. For most of us, these are unattainable and unrealistic. Idealized models for the perfect marriage abound, but with similar frustrating, unattainable and unrealistic results for most couples.

Managing Stress
Author: Mordy Neuman
January 14th, 2015
We all have stress in our lives. But what is stress? What is the psychological process in our mind that brings us to be stressed out? Let’s begin by exploring some theories—the Appraisal Theory and the CBT model—to help us gain a better understanding of how stress happens and how to reduce it. The Appraisal Theory (by Lazarus & Folkman) proposes that our mind makes two quick calculations—or appraisals—of every …
Author: Mrs. Lisa Rabinowitz, LCPC
January 20th, 2015
For many years, we've been hearing about the benefits of exercise for reducing stress, losing weight, alleviating back pain, and decreasing the likelihood of some diseases. But the benefits of exercise go well beyond the waistline. Researchers have shown the positive impact of exercise on your physiological and psychological health. As a Fitness Professional and Licensed Counselor, I have seen the impact that exercise has on my clients' wellbeing …
Parenting in the iPhone Age
April 13th, 2015
Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C Parenting was never a sport for the faint of heart. It takes tremendous mental and physical energy, there are few if any breaks, and it can even get a little bloody. It seems that in recent times, however, the ante has been upped even more: with the ever-expanding reach of the internet and its access points, the kinds of trouble our kids can get into has mushroomed, as we have unfortunately seen in news story after news story …
The Importance of Being Selfish
July 23rd, 2015

Dr. Raymond Nourmand       Often we're told being selfish is bad. It’s disrespectful, shameful, and wrong. But we are all selfish. Every one of us. We act to serve ourselves. We eat what tastes good to us, befriend those who understand us, and do what brings happiness to us.     However, true selfishness takes courage. Being honest about who you are, what you want, and what you are willing to do …
Making the Career Choice for a Life of Satisfaction
Author: Michael S. Lax, PsyD.
February 8th, 2016
Humanity shares one overriding goal: the quest to find satisfaction in Life. And Life, for the working adult, can be chunked into three parts, one part family and leisure, one part sleep (hopefully), and one part work. Satisfaction in the slice of Life called Work is in large part determined by to choosing the best suited career.  What then, keeps you from choosing a career that lends itself to satisfaction? 1. Deciding on a career path beca …
The Secret To Lasting Happiness
Author: Dr. Raymond Nourmand
February 22nd, 2016
We live in a time that’s seen a sharp increase in all things “happiness.” Books, articles, seminars, workshops, and podcasts on happiness seem to be rising at surprising rates. I recently did a psychology literature search for books, articles, and essays that were published with the word “happiness” in the title. The results, remarkable. Between 1950 and 1960, there were about 30 publications released. Between 1980 a …
Starting a Private Practice
March 14th, 2016
When starting a practice what is the appropriate amount to charge? Starting a Private Practice My suggestions:

1.Make some calls/consult some colleagues - what is the fee being charged in your area?

2. Decide what it is you'd feel comfortable with - not "giving it away", feeling your expertise and experience are being respected.

3. Be flexible! Many of the practitioner's I know (including myself) say: "my …
Aggressors and Victims
Author: C. Tauber, LCSW
March 28th, 2016
Many dynamics come into play when siblings fight.  Sibling rivalry can be attributed, but not limited to, jealousy, low self-esteem, vying for parental attention, or just boredom.   One child tends to be more aggressive than another and gets disciplined more frequently.  The natural response is to address the aggressor first, thereby providing negative attention.  The victim may fight back, cry out or tattle, and will ga …
Mommy, Can I Hate You?
Author: E. Feuerman-Yaeger, LMSW
April 4th, 2016
“Mommy, can I hate you?" This is what my 3 year old son asked me one morning. Panicky thoughts ran through my head. I have been working on educating my son about feelings, but Oy Vey, did I create a monster? Then, I calmed myself, realizing that feelings are just feelings, and asked, “Why do you want to hate me?" He answered, "I don't like it when you yell at me." I acknowledged that when I yell at him, it makes him upset. I explained …