1. On Music and Healing

    The use of music as a healing approach can be traced all the way back to the origins of the human species. Prehistoric healers across cultures used specific drumming patterns to induce mental states such as trance and relaxation. Music used in a healing context is evident in biblical scriptures and historical writings of ancient civilizations including those in the Americas, Egypt, China, India, G…Read More

  2. Sync Your Relationship — Pace

    For my next few blog posts I will be doing a series about relationships and time, based on Peter Fraenkel’s book Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage: Four Steps to Getting Back on Track. If you would like to learn more about marriage or relationship counseling services in Manhattan, then please contact Citron Hennessey. Pacing Your Relationship While there are many important factors that …Read More

  3. Resolve to Make It Count

    The New Year is right around the corner, connoting renewal and resolutions to make positive changes. Why is it that we wait for the first of the year to reflect upon and intentionally make changes in our lives? What are we doing during the other eleven months? Many individuals seek therapy because something feels “off.” Figuring out the “what” becomes part of the therapeutic work. At Citro…Read More

  4. SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO

    Imagine the following scenario: You are on the subway, headed to an important work meeting, and have no time to spare. All is good until, one stop away from your destination, the train just sits there in the station -- doors open, engine idling. Then you hear the familiar announcement, “Ladies and Gentlemen: We are being held momentarily by the train’s dispatcher. Thank you for your patience.…Read More

  5. COPING WITH FRIENDS WHO FLAKE

    “Sorry, can’t make it today. Let’s plan something soon.” How many times have you received this text or one of its variations from a friend canceling plans once again? We all have that friend (or have sometimes been that friend) that cancels plans more often than following through with them. If you’re of the lucky few who haven’t experienced this, maybe you know someone who has. When th…Read More

  6. COPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    The cold weather has finally set in, the days are shorter, and the holidays are right around the corner. It’s that time of year. For many, this time of year brings feelings of warmth, joy, and connection to loved ones. For the rest of us, feelings of financial stress and the crushing devastation that our family will never be the one we saw in the famous Rockwell painting will make its yearly app…Read More

  7. THE FUSS WITH FEELINGS

    In a world where “Breaking News” occurs around the clock with threats of nuclear war and natural disasters, it’s only instinctive to play down our own reactions and feelings so that we can carry on with the day. I have to admit, when I watched the news reports on the latest allegations against Harvey Weinstein, sparking a controversial debate, I became so consumed with disgust and upset it w…Read More

  8. CARE TO COPE?

    I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t rely on something to get them through the day. For some, it’s the alluring mental-escape waiting inside a bottle of Pinot Noir. For others, it’s a trip to distraction-isle found in the center of a brownie sundae. In therapy, we often refer to these habits as coping mechanisms, for they allow us to cope with the seemingly intolerable feelings that confr…Read More

  9. THE DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS OF COMMUNICATION

    Your head is an intricate radio station. Think of your ears as a pair of sophisticated antennas and your mouth as a transmitter. When engaged, they exchange signals with the world around you. They were specially designed to receive and send messages to and from other people. — At the root of almost every conflict between human beings is a fault in communication. Surely, this will not be the firs…Read More