Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - NYC Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis & Sex Therapy

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My Articles About Psychotherapy

Online Therapy, also known as Teletherapy, Telemental Health or Telehealth, is available during the COVID-19 Crisis

Starting Psychotherapy:  Developing a Sense of Psychological Mindedness
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2010/03/starting-psychotherapy-developing-sense.html

Starting Psychotherapy:  It's Not Usual to Feel Anxious and Ambivalent
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2010/02/starting-psychotherapy-its-not-unusual.html

Psychotherapy and Compassionate Self Acceptance
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2009/12/psychotherapy-and-compassionate-self.html

Common Myths About Going to Therapy:  Therapy Always Takes a Long Time
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2012/10/common-myths-about-psychotherapy-part-1.html

Common Myths About Going to Therapy:  Going to Therapy Means You're Weak
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2014/01/common-myths-about-psychotherapy-going.html

The Unconscious Mind and Experiential Therapy: The "Symptom" Contains the Solution
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/03/psychotherapy-blog-unconscious-mind-and.html

When Self Help Isn't Enough, Consider Seeing a Psychotherapist
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/03/psychotherapy-blog-when-self-help-isnt.html

How EMDR Works: EMDR and the Brain
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/02/psychotherapy-blog-how-emdr-works-part_15.html

How EMDR Works - Part 2: Overcoming Trauma
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/02/psychotherapy-blog-how-emdr-works-part_15.html

Integrating EMDR and Somatic Psychotherapy: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/integrating-emdr-and-somatic.html

Psychotherapy and the Erotic Transference:  "Falling In Love" With Your Therapist
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2010/11/psychotherapy-and-erotic-transference.html

How to Stop Pretending to Feel Happy When You Don't
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/01/psychotherapy-blog-how-to-stop.html

Experiential Therapy Helps to Achieve Emotional Breakthroughs
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/01/psychotherapy-blog-experiential-therapy.html

Empowering Clients in Psychotherapy
http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/03/psychotherapy-blog-empowering-clients.html

How Psychotherapy Can Help You Develop a Different Perspective About Yourself and Others
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2014/07/psychotherapy-blog-how-therapy-can-help.html

Healing Shame in Psychotherapy
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2012/12/healing-shame-in-psychotherapy.html

Psychotherapy:  Getting the Most Out of Your Therapy
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2009/11/psychotherapy-getting-most-out-of-your.html

Psychotherapy:  Ruptures and Repairs in Therapy
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2010/11/psychotherapy-treatment-ruptures-and.html

Returning to Psychotherapy
psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2009/10/returning-to-therapy.html

Overcome the Urge For a "Flight Into Health"

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2016/10/psychotherapy-overcoming-urge-for.html

Why It's Important For Your  Therapist NOT to Have "All the Answers"

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2016/09/why-its-important-for-psychotherapists.html

Mutual Enacts Between the Client and Psychotherapist in Psychotherapy

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/mutual-enactments-between-client-and.html

Coping with the Family "Ghosts" in Your Psychotherapy Sessions

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/coping-with-family-ghosts-in-your.html

Why It's Important For Psychotherapists to Provide Clients With Psychoeducation About Psychotherapy:

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/why-its-important-for-psychotherapists.html

How to Talk to Your Psychotherapist About Something That's Bothering You in Your Therapy:

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-to-talk-to-your-psychotherapist.html

Contemporary Psychotherapy: Redefining the Traditional View of "Resistance" in Therapy

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/contemporary-psychotherapy-redefining.html

What is Transference in Psychotherapy?

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/what-is-transference-in-psychotherapy.html

What is the Negative Transference in Psychotherapy?

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/what-is-negative-transference-in_21.html

Integrative Psychotherapy: Discovering the Root of Self Abandonment:

http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/integrative-psychotherapy-discovering.html

Psychotherapy Daily News: https://paper.li/J_Ferraro_LCSW/1348419580#/

Starting Where the Client is In Psychotherapy: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/starting-where-client-is-in.html

Striving to Be a Lifelong Learner: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/striving-to-be-lifelong-learner.html

EMDR and Performance Enhancement: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/emdr-therapy-for-performance-enhancement.html

How to Recommend Psychotherapy to a Friend: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-to-recommend-psychotherapy-to-friend.html

Psychotherapy as a Co-Created Process Between the Client and the Psychotherapist - Part 1: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/psychotherapy-as-co-created-process.html

Psychotherapy as a Co-Created Process Between the Client and the Psychotherapist - Part 2: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/psychotherapy-as-co-created-process_22.html

How to Make Your Psychotherapy Sessions a Part of Your Life Between Sessions: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-to-make-your-psychotherapy-sessions.html

How to Avoid Last Minute "Doorknob" Comments at the End of Your Psychotherapy Session: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-to-avoid-last-minute-doorknob.html

Taking Risks in Your Therapy: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/taking-risks-in-your-therapy.html

Psychotherapy is an Active Process: The More You're Engaged in Your Therapy, the More You'll Get Out of It: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/psychotherapy-is-active-process-more.html

How Far Do You Want to Go in Your Psychotherapy?: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-far-do-you-want-to-go-in-your.html

When Just "Moving On" or "Starting Over" Isn't the Answer to Your Problems: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/when-just-moving-on-or-starting-over.html

Are You Approaching Your Problems From Your Adult or Your Inner Child Perspective?: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/are-you-approaching-your-problems-from.html

How Psychotherapy Can Help You to Overcome Aware of Cognitive Distortions: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-psychotherapy-can-help-you-to.html

How Psychotherapy Can Help You to Overcome Cognitive Distortions: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-psychotherapy-can-help-you-to_20.html

How Psychotherapy Can Help Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: The Golden Child: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-psychotherapy-can-help-adult.html

Making a Change Requires Taking Action: Psychotherapy Can Help: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/02/making-change-requires-taking-action.html

Focusing on Your Inner World to Understand How Your Unconscious Mind Affects Your Behavior: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/03/focusing-on-your-inner-world-to.html

Focusing on Your Inner World to Understand How Your Unconscious Mind Affects Your Behavior: A Clinical Vignette: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/03/focusing-on-your-inner-world-to_8.html

Progress in Psychotherapy Isn't Linear: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/03/progress-in-psychotherapy-isnt-linear.html

How Your Fear and Shame Can Lead to Avoidance in Therapy: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/03/how-your-fear-and-shame-can-lead-to.html

Why "Ghosting" Your Psychotherapist is Harmful to You: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-ghosting-your-psychotherapist-is.html