Almost daily, we get calls from couples and individuals in various stages of crises in their relationships.  What are the core concepts and tangible choices that people can make before and during relationships to possibly avoid major problems in the future?  What kinds of help are available once problems occur?  The suggestions discussed are for romantic relationships, but often can be applied to work interactions and friendship as well.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ. The artwork is by the wonderful artist Fotini Hamidieli.

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Welcome to episode ten!  In this segment, we celebrate some things parents do that are very healthy for their kids and themselves, while also offering some constructive criticism for some other behaviors and strategies.  In our practice, we get to work with many combinations of clients--individual therapy, couples therapy, parenting work, family therapy, and so forth--so we get to hear multiple perspectives on issues that are examined in these kinds of treatment.  As always, your comments and suggestions are very welcome.  It's free to listen or subscribe.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ. The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.

Welcome to episode nine--To Forgive or Not to Forgive: How We Work with Closure, Healing, and Forgiveness in Psychotherapy.  We look at the term "forced forgiveness," whether closure is something anyone can give us, whether we will be stuck in our development if we don't forgive, and other issues surrounding this vital topic.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ. The artwork is by the wonderful artist Fotini Hamidieli.

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Welcome back!  In this episode, we try to demystify the process of being happy and explore how psychotherapy can start to provide the ongoing plan, structure, and support for someone to start the journey of healthy self-love and self-actualization.  I talk about how our culture often works against internal growth, focusing instead on external achievement only, as well as the vital importance of a personal and professional support system in helping us achieve and maintain balance.  We look at recent news stories that illustrate how destructive it is to lose that balance.  Also, was Buddha the first psychotherapist?  Tune in and find out.....

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LSCW, MA, of Advanced Psychotherapy and Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ.  

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Another suggested topic from a listener.  In this segment, we look at what abusers depend on, what they would have you believe as a victim that isn't true, how families can be affected and have an effect, my own experience as a victim as well as treating victims and abusers as a psychotherapist, and more.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ. The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.

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Welcome back!  In this segment, we look at the difference between normal distractibility and hyperactivity and the diagnoses of ADD and ADHD, why adolescent issues often raise the possibility of a diagnosis, the risks versus the benefits of medication, and more.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ. The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.

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In this segment, we address the difference between people being difficult and being abusive; how to set boundaries; why people are abusive, both in person and online; what is narcissism and what are personality disorders, what to do when you are targeted, how to get help, and more.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ. The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.

Please feel free to comment or subscribe!  

We see countless articles warning of the harm of divorce, especially to children. But what do children actually say about divorce in the privacy (and confidentiality) of their individual therapy? What do couples say about relationships in their own individual work? There is no doubt that divorce can be painful and even traumatic, but when is it actually a positive step, whether or not children are involved? Is staying together for the children actually good for the children—or anyone involved? What should couples therapy address at the core? In this segment, we examine the difference between the symbol of marriage and the living reality of a relationship.

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ.  The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.  

January 21, 2019

Episode Three: Addiction

Welcome back.  This segment deals with issues I'm often asked about regarding addiction.  I worked in a substance abuse program for some years and continue that work as part of my private practice. So many people are affected by some form of addiction--whether themselves, a family member, or a friend.  I try to address the mindsets underlying both addiction and recovery, whether mandated treatment works, the nature of both denial and codependency, what are the core topics of psychotherapy when working with addiction issues, and more.  

Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ.  The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.  

 

January 21, 2019

Episode Two: Depression

This episode is about depression--how is it different from just feeling down, the blues?  What are the different kinds of depression?  What is the gold standard of treating depression?  Throughout this podcast, I hope the segments help to demystify and clarify core topics in mental health, particularly around psychotherapy's role in treatment.  I welcome your questions and your suggestions for future topics.  Your host is Andrew Nargolwala, MSW, LCSW (NJ and NY), MA, the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Psychotherapy & Healing Associates in Cresskill, NJ.  The artwork is by Fotini Hamidieli.  

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