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Divorce Therapist?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 14th, 2019
Dear Therapist: Without going into the gory details my husband and are having serious problems in our marriage. We have been married 10 years and have 3 children...Some have suggested that we go for therapy as a couple. This might be a good idea but others have warned us not to because "therapists will wind up pushing you to get divorced." Things are bad but this is not what we want at all. Can you please give us some guidance (reassurance?) rega …
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Therapist Vs. Psychiatrist
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: My wife has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She has been seeing a therapist who has been treating her using cognitive behavioral therapy. She has not made that much improvement and our family doctor suggested she see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist is recommending that she take medication to help with this. However, her therapist is strongly discouraging taking medication and is adamant that she has the strength withi …
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Anxiety or ADHD
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: I have always struggled in several areas such as concentration, inability to complete projects, and too much talking. I have read articles about this and some seem to suggest that this is about anxiety while others indicate that it is ADHD related. How do I differentiate between these two possibilities?   Response: There are many symptoms that can apply to various disorders. Sometimes it can be difficult to ascertain which pr …
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NVLD Anyone?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: I was recently at a meeting at my son's...school...and was told that my son should be evaluated by a neuropsychologist. When I asked why, the principal suggested that he should be tested to see if he has a nonverbal learning disability. I have scheduled an appointment, but was curious what this condition is, how it would present...and what can be done about it. I am looking for practical suggestions that can work within our system …
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Unlicensed "Therapist"
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: My sister-in-law sees an unlicensed therapist. This concerns me and I asked my sister-in-law about it who assured me that the therapist has very solid training and good results and she is happy with her. This doesn't sound right or ethical to me, but I am not sure what to do, if anything. I would appreciate the thoughts of the panel members.   Response: Generally speaking, it’s not ethical for someone who is unlicensed …
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Is My Daughter Addicted to Painkillers
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: I am writing regarding my 28-year-old daughter who has a slipped disc. She is in chronic pain and nothing seems to be working (PT, etc.). Surgery has been suggested but we are trying to avoid it because of the inherent risks. My husband and I are becoming more and more concerned about her use of pain medication. Some of the medicine she has been prescribed is highly addictive and we are concerned about her developing a real issue …
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Bipolar or Normal Mood Swings
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: I often experience what seem like dramatic mood changes. One day I'll wake up with loads of energy ready to take on the world and the next I will sit in bed trying to convince myself to get out of bed. I am sometimes full of joy and optimism and other times just retreat into myself. My friends joke that I am "bipolar." I asked my doctor about it and his response was something to the effect of, "We all have our ups and downs" and t …
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Will I Always Have Anxiety?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
February 7th, 2019
Dear Therapist: I am 46 and have been living with anxiety my entire life. Every few years I go back to therapy for a while until I start feeling better. Then I stop with my therapist and it gets me through a year or two then it gets bad again and I wind up back in therapy again. I tried medication for a while a few years back but the side effects weren't really worth it. I have done 2 rounds of CBT where I analyzed my thinking patterns and how th …
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I Lost My Social Skills!
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
December 21st, 2018
Dear Therapist: I have over the last few years lost my ability to socialize. I have always been a quiet person but I hung out with the friends I grew up with and that was enough. Now they have all gotten married and are busy with their families and I really have no relationships. When I am with people it’s not so much that I am afraid to talk; it’s just that for the life of me I can’t think of anything to say. Can you please rec …
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Have Kids Become Less Responsible?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
December 14th, 2018
Dear Therapist: Our 16 year old son was suffering from severe stomach pains. We took him to a specialist who basically said that he would have to make some small changes to his diet, and a follow a regimen every day, if he wanted to get better. In the beginning, he basically followed her instructions, but he started struggling with keeping to the regimen, and sure enough, the pain came back. Now he started following the instructions again, but so …
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