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Understanding the Complexity of Codependency and the Related Dynamics

Written by Nikki Swoope, New York University Graduate student in the Mental Health and Wellness Counseling program.   Codependent individuals often wonder how they find themselves in similar relationships with different people doing the same thing: putting the other person before themselves. The other person whom they choose then chooses to focus on themselves, causing this repeating, unhealthy relationship pattern of dissatisfaction. This is the codependent cycle of relationships marked by unhealthy dynamics, yet they find themselves going back…

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We are Growing and Expanding!

After our 3.5 year anniversary of being in our current office space, we have decided that it’s time to grow and expand. We are so grateful that a larger space has become available in our current building and as a result, we will have more therapists joining the practice here. We are looking forward to being able to serve more people and the community during this time of change and angst. Please follow us for updates on new therapists…

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Good Faith Estimate

Good Faith Estimate for Health Care Items and Services    You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost  Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. Please read this if this applies to you. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total…

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Are you self-reflecting? What do you need to let go of this year?

Self Reflection is so very important during this time. Looking at priorities, focusing on what really matters. So many distractions around, so much time spent on comparing yourself or your life to someone else. Focus on YOU! You are the Queen, You are the Light, You are the Glory! Focus on doing things that bring out your light, strive for a goal that requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Endure the challenge. Trust and Believe. You’ve…

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What is EMDR Therapy and How Can it Help?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and multiple other mental health disorders to include depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem/self-worth etc. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches and has proven to be highly effective in creating adaptive processing and related connections in the brain. People often hshare that initial they are skeptical…

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Imperfection and Letting Go

“We will always be incredibly imperfect. If you wait until you’re “perfect” before you share your stories, ideas, talents and gifts with the world, no one will ever hear from you.” Let us just embrace imperfection for a minute. Isn’t that what makes us so unique and special anyways? Our society, our own expectations, others expectations can be so heavy to carry. We often look into the mirror and think, “well if I were just 10 lbs lighter, if…

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