An understanding of “circularity,” a concept associated with Family Systems Theory, can be a foundation piece in making relationships work. The most common presenting problem in couples therapy on a process level involves partners’ blaming and counter blaming. For many couples, this is a primary pattern when conflict arises, regardless of the “content” of the […]
The human capacity to transcend is intrinsic and fundamental, freeing the self from unnecessary pain and suffering – some might say all suffering. A basic gateway to the experience of transcendence can be pointed at by using words like “acceptance” or “radical acceptance” (from mindfulness trainings); “allowing;” or “letting things be the way they are.”
In order to develop a felt sense of well-being, be more effective in general, and become empowered in relationships, one primary capacity is to be able to see one’s role in the problems we encounter, including relationship problems. However, it can be very difficult to see one’s role, or flaws and “weaknesses” without self-devaluation or […]
There is a predictable cycle in the sexual addiction experience that is important to understand as it helps people self-identify as having a sexual addiction problem, and also points towards ways out of addiction. Defensive operations like denial, minimizing, rationalizing and projecting blame – as in “everyone does this,” “it’s not hurting anyone,” “he/she is […]
Making relationships work – understanding circularity…More to follow.
Sex addiction recovery
Couples Counseling / Making relationships work
In our practice, we commonly see individuals seeking consultation on a wide range of issues – excessive anxiety, depression, anger management, loss and bereavement, and self-esteem are some examples.
People may be having difficulty managing reactions to a current situational stressor; or they may be addressing longer-term issues and patterns.
In either case, there are effective […]
There is currently a group for men in recovery for sexual addiction.
If you are interested, please contact Jeff Levy, LMFT for more information.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been in the foreground of Western psychology for over 30 years. Like many modern psychotherapy approaches it’s effectiveness has been validated through extensive research. CBT helps with depression, anxiety and other uncomfortable feeling states that when too intense or enduring cause unhappiness and interfere with functioning.
The premise of CBT has […]
A Gateway to Transcendence… Or Who Am I Without My Story?
It is not unusual for adults, even those living under relatively favorable circumstances, to feel that there is something missing from their lives. There is a lack of satisfaction, a sense of not being fully alive. Even when we meet needs or attain goals, the […]
There are no currently scheduled workshops.
We periodically offer workshops on:
Communication Skills; Making Relationships Work;
Infertility Issues – How Counseling Can Help;
Sexual Addiction Recovery on an individual and couple level; and others.
A Reason For Hope
When negative relationship patterns develop and take hold, sometimes after years of smooth sailing, people feel hurt, angry, and confused. Being stuck and unable to recover leads to a sense of frustration and helplessness.
Communication breaks down, and conflict patterns repeat and escalate. Feelings of depression and anxiety are often part of the […]
In the course of individual or couples therapy, and in workshops, we offer assertiveness training – how to express thoughts and feelings in a way that invites your partner into an open, collaborative dialogue; and how to listen to your partner in a way that shows empathy and understanding.
As part of that training, we offer […]
Infertility Counseling, Gestational Surrogates, Ovum Donors and More.
Infertility counseling is one of Dr. Rabinowitz specialties.
She provides counseling for individuals and couples seeking help with the problems, stresses and coping of infertility issues. […]
When some form of infidelity is perceived by a partner – including emotional and/or sexual affairs – it is usually extremely painful, even traumatizing. There is a deep sense of hurt and betrayal, often accompanied by anger and rage. Despite the deep wounding, many couples want to try to recover. and […]
Jeff Levy, LMFT and Dr. Toni Rabinowitz specialize in treatment for sexual addiction. We are offering a complete treatment approach including: individual and group psychotherapy for those struggling with sexual addiction; individual and group psychotherapy for the partners of sex addicts; and couples counseling.
With the publication of “Out of the Shadows” in 1983, Dr. […]