Linda Plastrik, LCSW, PLLC
Therapy is an opportunity for renewal
January 2016 - "Do over" Many of us fantasize about having the opportunity to change decisions we've made in the past. Decisions we've made without much thought at the time or those that didn't work out the way we hoped. In therapy we work together to explore new options for going forward. We use your knowledge of the past and have thoughtful discussions regarding the present. Giving yourself the time to decide what changes you want to make and how to make them allows you to make decisions that you'll be more pleased with the first time!
Resources and other points of interest
Recommended Reading: Consciously Female: How to Listen to Your Body and Your Soul for a Lifetime of Healthier Living by Tracy W. Gaudet, MD "We find it easier to criticize, complain about, and obsess over our bodies than to admire, celebrate, or feel pride in them."
Eating and Body Image Problems
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute 562 West End Avenue 1-C New York 10024 (212) 721-7005 www.wtci-nyc.org Interrelational Focusing: The Focusing Institute www.focusingresources.com
Coping with Mental Illness in the Family/Well Siblings
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI Westchester 101 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 914-592-5458 Recommended Reading: Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD by Robert O. Friedel, MD
"If you are related to someone with borderline disorder, you may suffer a grief
reaction, and experience Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Other common responses you may have are bewilderment, loss of self-esteem, feeling trapped and helpless, withdrawal, guilt and shame, adapting unhealthy habits, isolation, hypervigilance and physical illness, adoption of borderline-like thoughts and feelings and codependance."
Resolve, Inc. The National Infertility Association 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800 McLean, VA 888-765-2810 www.northeast.resolve.org
Bereavement and Complicated Grief
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1700 Diagonal Road, suite 625 Alexandria, VA www.nhpco.org