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Life Transitions

I’m excited to share this guest blog post on life transitions from my colleague and friend, Dr. David Hovey. I’ve known Dave for many years and have always been impressed with his ability to get to the heart of things. In this post, he talks about the inevitability of change, and ways to manage the […]

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Signs of Codependence

Healthy Codependence vs Unhealthy Codependence Human beings are social creatures and we have an inborn desire to form interpersonal attachments with others. All relationships have an aspect of healthy codependence, or interdependence, which is necessary for a relationship to thrive. Sometimes, when one person is unable to find satisfaction outside the relationship or within themselves […]

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5 Signs You Are in a Narcissistic Relationship Dr. Dori Gatter

5 Signs You Are in a Narcissistic Relationship

  Narcissistic Relationship Being in a narcissistic relationship can be frustrating, exhausting, emotionally draining and seriously impact your mental health. Narcissistic relationships tend to begin in a whirlwind of social, emotional and seductive intensity that can leave you feeling breathless and a little off-balance. That feeling of being off-balance and a little out of sorts […]

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5 Tips for Beating the winter Blues

5 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

This time of year in the Northeast we hear a lot about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or the ‘winter blues’. Many people find the fall and winter months difficult because they feel they have less energy and are more prone to a depressed mood. While no real trigger for SAD can be defined, the general […]

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If Depression is Keeping You Down Let Us Help You Up

If Depression is Keeping You Down, Let Us Help You Up

Oftentimes, clients come to my practice after trying medication or other types of therapy. They state that their previous treatment, which may have been helpful at first, is no longer working. The main reason for this failure is because the prior intervention did not reach the root cause of their depression, and they may not even be aware of […]

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Understanding and Resolving Depression Dr. Dori Gatter & Associates

Understanding and Resolving Depression

The simplest, basic definition of depression is that it’s a pressure in our body that is holding against feelings. When this holding, pressing down feeling weighs heavy in our body, it forms the emotional mood we call depression. Low moods depress our thoughts, behavior, and sense of well being; which stems from holding emotion in the body. All […]

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