Another great listener-suggested topic!  How are issues of gender addressed in psychotherapy?  What are the roots of gender identity--biological, cultural? 

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 painting is by the wonderful artist Fotini Hamidieli. Please subscribe, leave comments and suggestions for future episodes, and feel free to email me at amn219@nyu.edu.

Welcome back! This is episode 18—What is Good Therapy?  In this segment, we will look at these questions and more: how do we know the psychotherapy we are doing is working? What are the components of good therapy—and a good therapist? How can we judge as patients if it is the right kind of therapy for us? When is it time to make a change in our treatment?

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. Please subscribe, leave comments, as well as suggestions for future episodes, and you can email me at amn219@nyu.edu.

This is episode 17—Mass Shootings and Mental Health. Some of the questions addressed include are mass shooters mentally ill? Is it possible to predict when a mass murder such as in El Paso will occur—and to stop it from happening? Why does America have many times more mass killings than any other nation? Could psychotherapy before such an incident help prevent future victims? What are the dangers of diagnosing someone at a distance?

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. Please subscribe and leave comments and suggestions, and you can email me at amn219@nyu.edu.

Welcome back to the Working Out The Inside podcast. This is episode 16: Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Anti-Social Behavior, and Consequence in Psychotherapy.
Some of the issues discussed include what is the difference between psychopaths and sociopaths, are psychopaths and sociopaths born that way or created over time, how is anti-social behavior a different category, why is psychotherapy contraindicated with psychopaths, was Tony Soprano a psychopath or just a good family man, and why is certainty of consequence an underrated aspect of dealing with deviant behavior--whether in psychotherapy or other forms of treatment?

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. Please subscribe and leave comments and suggestions, and you can email me at amn219@nyu.edu. (Note email address correction.)

Welcome back!  Some of the issues discussed in episode 15--what is the difference between solitude and isolation?  Are we born to be social creatures, as we hear so often?  How do we achieve a healthy balance between being alone and being with others?  How is unconditional self-love different from narcissism?  Is self-love an endless excuse for bad behavior?  

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. Please subscribe and leave comments and suggestions, and you can email me at amn219@nyu.edu. (Note email address correction.)         

Today, episode 14—The Psychology of Suicide and the Path of Hope and Healing.  Many people are surprised to learn that suicide is the second leading cause of death in American 15 to 19 year olds. And suicide ranks 10th overall in causes of death in this country. This segment brings together many of the issues we’ve looked at previously and the ultimate consequences of not getting help or not being able to get help. Some questions we examine: why do people, especially young people, even consider taking their own lives? Can we predict who will try? What are the signs we can see in a loved one—or ourselves? What is the best way to try to help and to support someone who has contemplated or attempted suicide? What are some of the myths that persist about suicide?  What do we do if a loved one does take his or her own life?  

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.  Please subscribe and leave comments and suggestions, or you can email me at amn219@nyu.edu.  (Note email address correction.)

Welcome back!  Today's episode is another great listener request--how we treat deep anxiety in psychotherapy, what is the effect on ourselves and our loved ones of prolonged anxiety, what level of anxiety is normal, how our sense of self and identity is related to anxiety, and more.  And, yes, the Buddha (the first psychotherapist) gets his props too.  

Your comments on this or any other episode are very welcome, as are your suggestions for future segments. Please subscribe or follow--it's free!

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.

We're very grateful and honored to have been selected by PodBean as one of its recommended podcasts for Mental Health Awareness Month.  This is another listener requested segment, episode 12--grief, loss, and healing.  Among the topics discussed are what is a normal time frame for grief to appear and to subside, what is the relationship between grief and depression, what can we say that is helpful to others who are grieving, what role can psychotherapy play in healing grief and loss, and more.  Your comments on this or any other episode are very welcome, as are your suggestions for future segments.  Please subscribe or follow--it's free!  

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.

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.

Please feel free to comment and subscribe. I love feedback as well as topic suggestions!

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.

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