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A Child's Fear of Death
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
December 3rd, 2018
Dear Therapist: One of our children is obsessed with death. He is 6 years old and is constantly asking questions about it. He asks us when we will die, when bubby [Grandma] and zaidy [Grandpa] will die, etc. It used to be kind of cute when he planned for our demise, but recently he has been getting much more serious about it. He has been worrying more and has been waking up with "bad dreams" in middle of the night. We try to b …
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Am I My Husband's Keeper?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
December 26th, 2019
Dear Therapist: My husband has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He is also overweight and has slightly high blood pressure. He is on medication to help with these issues but his doctors keep emphasizing that he needs to eat healthily and exercise in order to really control these problems and prevent dangerous complications. I have been a dutiful wife and been preparing healthy meals for him. He eats those but will sneak unhealthy food at othe …
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Anti Vaxxers
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
July 18th, 2019
Dear Therapist: As everyone not living under a rock is aware, there has recently been an outbreak of measles in the frum [orthodox Jewish] community. While most of you are not medical doctors I was hoping you can help me from a psychological perspective. How can it be that something like vaccines that are considered safe and necessary by 99.9 percent of the medical community and somehow people have a cramp in their head against it? How …
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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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Are We All Addicts?
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
July 31st, 2019
Dear Therapist: What qualifies something as an addiction? My brother plays video games all day. Does that make him an addict? My mother shops all day. Is she addicted to shopping? It seems like the word addiction gets thrown around a lot these days but when is it really a true thing and when is it just an excuse for continuing behavior that you don't want to stop? I get that cigarettes, alcohol and the like are considered addicting but are we to …
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Assertiveness in a Medical Crisis
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
December 3rd, 2018
Dear Therapist: I am currently involved in a medical crisis (I was diagnosed with an illness, but we are not sure how serious it is yet). I need to get a lot of opinions from doctors and make choices regarding my treatment. I have never really been an assertive person but now I am really lost. Everyone has an opinion, I have no idea what to do and the doctors are talking over my head. It seems that if I don’t push I don’t get answered …
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Autism Effects on a Family
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
September 26th, 2019
Dear Therapist: Our 7-year-old son has always been challenging. He is a challenge behaviorally and has a difficult time getting along with his siblings and his friends. On the advice of our pediatrician, we had him evaluated and we got a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Now we have a name to the problem and are working on figuring out our best approach for treatment. As we are approaching...[the holidays]...and will be spending it together …
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Bad Business
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
September 26th, 2019
Dear Therapists, My husband keeps on making bad investments and losing money. He borrows money to try and invest and now he has lost other people’s money. He is totally out of touch with reality vis-à-vis his business ability...[and he won't]...work for someone else or get a regular job. I am at my wits’ end. Please suggest how to talk some sense into him.   Response: I’m sorry that you’re in the position in wh …
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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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Blending Families
Author: Yehuda Lieberman, LCSW-R, QCSW, DCSW
December 26th, 2019
Dear Therapist: ...I recently became engaged to a wonderful man! I have two great teenage boys from a previous marriage that ended in divorce. Their father has no custody or visitation and is not involved in their lives. As we prepare for marriage, we have been getting a lot of advice from well-meaning friends and rabbis about how important it is for my future husband and me to spend “alone time” together after we get married in order …
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