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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

Women's Issues
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.Focusing.org
    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."

 Infertility
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