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Considerations for the Latter Third of Life
Roberta Satow Ph.D.
Do you know a persistent liar?
Is being housebound making it hard to get along?
Does your anxiety feel out of control because of the coronavirus?
Is the threat of a coronavirus pandemic overwhelming you?
How do we allow people the space to process the sadness of loss, but seek help when sadness turns to depression?
Benevolent sexism, unlike hostile sexism or other overt forms of discrimination, can be deceptive because it comes with a smile.
Ms. Consolo created a life story that was a complete fabrication; here's how we can understand the "False Self."
No need for guilt: A recent study shows people who ate dark chocolate in the past 24 hours were 70 percent less likely to report depression.
People with paranoid character styles use projection as their dominant defense.
Do you have trouble accepting limits?
Fighting fair is an important part of building a strong, resilient relationship.
Do you have trouble maintaining intimate relationships?
Do you think you're "being honest" and "truth-telling" when you're actually having an adult temper tantrum?
How does a person transform pain and anguish into something integrated and whole?
Do you often feel feel pleasure at other people's suffering?
Why is setting and collecting fees for psychotherapy important to the treatment?
Being unable to save your elderly parent can strike at the heart of your sense of self.
Do you constantly compare your partner to other people? No one can pass the cherry-picking test.
How do you turn a self-criticizing voice into a self-soothing voice? The psychoanalyst and the cognitive behaviorist take two very different approaches.
Are you being bullied by the temper tantrums of a spouse, adult child or sibling? If so, you need to develop a strategy.
Are you afraid to change because you can't forgive yourself for taking so long?
The president seems to find it hard to control his emotions. What does that mean for the country?
Metaphors and similes can be used to interpret a patient's repetitive feelings and behavior in a poignant way.
Cracks in a relationship often come to the surface as soon as a renovation project begins.
Attachment styles develop early, but lay an important role in adult relationships. Changing styles requires hard work in psychotherapy.
Is understanding art through a psychological lens wrong?
Does your partner withdraw the more you demand an answer?
After months of separation from their young children, when the reunions finally happened, some mothers were met with rejection. This is not surprising.
Part of becoming an independent man involves the boy’s ability to resolve his Oedipal rivalry with his father by taking on some of the features and belief system of the father.
The emphasis in the clinical setting is placed on verbal interactions, but nonverbal behavior can give us an important glimpse of the unconscious.
Roberta Satow, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus at Brooklyn College and a private practice psychotherapist in Manhattan.