Specializing in anxiety, depression, relationships & self-image

A Psychedelic Journey at MASS MOCA

Spoiler Alert: The following blog reveals details about Artist Laurie Anderson’s Aloft piece Artist Lori Anderson’s virtual reality piece Aloft puts you on a plane whose destination elegantly unravels and places you into a subconscious interior filled with questions...

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Should you make a New Year’s resolution? At some point, someone may ask you if you have a New Year’s resolution. Like many people you may have some ideas regarding changes you want to make, but you may be ambivalent about taking action. Considering by February,...

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Coping with An Angry Partner

Today research indicates many millennials are waiting longer than previous generations to get married. In a recent study 43% of millennials endorsed the idea of having a 2-year marriage license that could be renewed like a car lease. One could imagine the new marriage...

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What Makes Love Last?

What Makes Love Last? As we know there are couples that stay happily married for many decades. How do they do it? When pondering this question, the movie, “When Harry Met Sally” came to mind. In the opening scene, as a schmaltzy jazz soundtrack plays in the...

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Managing The Fear of Being Included (FOBI)

In response to my last blog on FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) many people have also expressed experiencing FOBI (Fear of Being Included). FOBI according to self reports from clients is distress or reluctance about being invited to join a group or social event. A more...

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Michael Brustein, PsyD. New York Psychologist // New Jersey Psychologist // 80 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1101 New York, NY 10011 // 917-847-4217