Category Archives: depression nyc

Shame and Trauma

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I recently watched a TED Talk by Dr. Brene Brown that talked about listening to Shame. I found the discussion to touch at the root of shame and vulnerability and how often we are afraid to feel vulnerable, equating vulnerability with weakness and rejecting these feelings within ourselves. What we don’t realize is how this […]

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Unexpressed Emotion in Body and Trauma

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Unexpressed Emotion Lives in the Body. Sometimes we don’t have the words to consciously name or connect with emotions we are feeling. These feelings can continue to live within us until we begin to validate their experience and give them a voice. When we experience trauma in our lives, and we are unable to symbolize […]

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Survivor of sexual trauma

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Please be advised this post has a *Trigger Warning.* “Until it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels..Till your world burns and crashes Till you’re at the end, the end of your rope Till you’re standing in my shoes I don’t wanna hear a thing from you, from you, from you Cause you […]

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Trauma and Psychoanalysis

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As I near the completion of my two year psychoanalytic trauma studies program, I reflect on the understanding I have gained of how important dissociation plays a role in trauma and the human psyche. Dissociation can be understood as the unconscious fragmentation of traumatic memories for survival of the mind and spirit.  Repression, on the […]

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Anxiety and Mindfulness

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Finding the emotional and psychic space to focus on relaxation can be difficult in a busy city like New York, and busy mind alike. When you suffer from anxiety or depression, it can be very difficult to want or have relaxation. We think of mindfulness and we thinking of fancy ways to meditate, which may […]

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Have you experienced trauma, abandonment, or abuse?

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Trauma recovery is a long difficult journey that becomes more manageable with time and re-building. When people experience trauma, they are often left in a state of panic, depression, hopelessness, anxiety, or fear. These are natural responses to considerably stressful events that fragment a person’s worldview, security, and really leave a person feeling helpless and […]

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Depression Therapy NYC for Depression in New York City

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Feeling sad, isolated, unmotivated, or overwhelmed seems to be common reactions to life in an active city like New York City. We are required to always be “on”, handling hundreds of tasks simultaneously as we drown in work and familial responsibilities.  Signs of depression can include fatigue, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, irritability, difficulty concentrating, […]

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Forgiveness after Trauma

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Forgiveness. What a loaded word, an emotionally triggering word for some. It means many things to different people. How can you forgive a person who has hurt or betrayed you? How can survivors of trauma forgive their perpetrator(s)? How can anyone forgive injustice? What happens after you forgive, does it mean the person is not […]

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