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The Condescending Therapist
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
June 14th, 2018
Dear Therapist: I am a 19-year-old...I have tremendous emotional difficulties: anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive looping, and depression. I also struggle with trauma and an unhealthy childhood. While I was skeptical of therapy, I decided to give it a try. I saw a highly recommended therapist for 8 months and found it to be a disappointing experience.  While it helped me gain clarity about myself and a brilliant understanding of mindfulness, …
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Will My Therapist Report Me?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
June 11th, 2018
Dear Therapist: There is a specific issue that I have been holding in for a long time. I understand that it is something that is very serious and needs to be discussed with a therapist. The issue is that it is a very serious thing that I am worried will need to be brought to the attention of the authorities. This is something I don’t want to happen. So, I am stuck, not getting the help that I need. Obviously, I can’t be specific …
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My Wife Spends All My Money!
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
June 11th, 2018
Dear Therapist: I know this sounds almost cliché but I can’t get my wife to stop spending money. Sounds like a bad joke no? I work hard and make a very nice living but she seems to have no awareness of financial responsibility. Whenever I speak to her she feels bad about it but it doesn’t really stop her. I don’t want to turn this into a huge fight, and she is sensitive to confrontation, but I’m telling you it&rsquo …
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Sense Of Self Versus Self-Esteem
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
May 14th, 2013
Most people have a sense of self. This is different from self-esteem. Where the latter refers to someone's ability to recognize his intrinsic aspects and, through these, feel positively about himself, the former is often based simply on preconceived notions, without introspection, that tell a person something about who he is. Though the goal should be for sense of self and self-esteem to become synonymous, this is, for most people, a very diffic …
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The True Basis for Self-Esteem
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
May 14th, 2013
What is self-esteem? This elusive term is often bandied about by professionals and laymen alike. "I have no self-esteem," "You need to build your self-esteem," and "My self-esteem took a hit" have become common phrases. Building self-esteem has, in many ways, become the mantra of contemporary society. It is often a concern of parents, educators, mental health and other professionals. Yet, what does it really mean? Many parents view their childre …
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Defining Self-Esteem
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
May 14th, 2013
I have, in the past, defined true self-esteem as a positive feeling about oneself based on intrinsic attributes, similar to the way that we feel about others for whom we have esteem. What are the benefits of having true self-esteem, and what are the consequences of not having a positive sense of self? While there are many mental health issues that can be strongly impacted by low self-esteem, anxiety and depression appear to be the most common. In …
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Building Self-Esteem
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
May 14th, 2013
I don't believe that anyone can reach the peak of true self-esteem. We all view ourselves externally at least to some extent. The goal is to reduce externally based feelings about ourselves and to increase those intrinsically based. Some people will focus on building self-esteem so as to reduce or eliminate depressive or anxious feelings. Others can continually work toward an increasingly better sense of self. The great irony of self-esteem is th …
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Sense Of Self Versus Self-Esteem
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
May 14th, 2013
Most people have a sense of self. This is different from self-esteem. Where the latter refers to someone's ability to recognize his intrinsic aspects and, through these, feel positively about himself, the former is often based simply on preconceived notions, without introspection, that tell a person something about who he is. Though the goal should be for sense of self and self-esteem to become synonymous, this is, for most people, a very diffic …
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