Posted on March 31st, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

It’s true with love that opposites attract, and I see this all the time in my work. What I notice is that couples come together because they’re different even though they they feel they’re choosing based on compatibility. There’s a theory in Psychology that promotes the idea that each person seeks a missing version of themselves in a partner. This happens both consciously and unconsciously because the reasons for being drawn to a certain quality or personality trait are both shallow and deep. Let me explain using a case example. Jenny and Mark came in to session the other night, […]

March 31st, 2016

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Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I hear stories all day long. Sad stories, funny stories, unbelievable stories, and stories of courage. People tell me things that they don’t tell anyone else in the world, and while this sometimes can feel overwhelming, it’s more often an honor and privilege. Within these stories are themes of love, loss, success, ambivalence and fear. I help people connect the dots of their lives by listening and watching closely for anything that will help me piece together the puzzle of who they are, and where they want to be. Sometimes these themes are so buried under layers of defense and […]

March 21st, 2016

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Quote: "Never apologize for showing feelings. When you do so you apologize for the truth." - Benjamin Disraeli

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I love the idea that as human beings we’re wired for connection, forgiveness, altruism and love. Sometimes this is hard to remember as I go about my day and encounter the opposite in a large amount of the people I come into contact with. Most of the time I experience anger, frustration, lack of generosity and an overall sense of unhappiness. In these moments I have to remind myself that life is hard, and that we are all here trying to do the best we can. Some days are better than others, and how we feel can shift from moment […]

February 24th, 2016

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Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Dr. Andra Brosh

As soon as my husband told me he wanted a divorce, I felt like my life was over. We were married for 20 years and lived in a beautiful house with two kids. I was truly living the dream. The moment I heard those words, my whole world came crashing down. The fantasy I had of forever was now a reality of never. For three years, I spent my time picking up the pieces of my shattered dream, doing my best to make sense of everything. I never thought this crazy, surreal ride would end. I was diagnosed with breast […]

February 10th, 2016

Posted In: Divorce, Infidelity, Love, Marriage, Women

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Posted on September 17th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

The way you see the world is called your perception, and your perception is driven by your internal experience of yourself, others and the world. What you take in from your environment gets digested and then regurgitated as your external experience. This is true both as a child and as an adult and it’s a constant ongoing process throughout life that is dependent on what’s happening in any given moment or day. However, the most imbedded experiences that stem from your earliest life are the most influential, and this is particularly true when it comes to love. The most important […]

September 17th, 2015

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GET A PH.D. IN YOUR EMOTIONAL LIFE

Posted on July 30th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

In your daily life you probably ignore your feelings. Whether it’s due to a lack of awareness or a need to repress what you don’t want to feel, you’re missing out on some very important information that you need for success in your life. When I first went back to graduate school to get my Ph.D., I worried about my ability to perform, and whether I was smart enough to take on that kind of education. I spent quite a bit of my young adult life feeling stupid, and conditioning myself into believing that I just wasn’t a smart person. […]

July 30th, 2015

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Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

I say this because I know you blame yourself for something in your life. Maybe it’s eating that extra cookie, your marriage ending, your child’s poor grades or not working that extra few hours to meet a deadline for work. We’ve all been in that place where we beat ourselves up for failing, not quite meeting the mark, giving up or not following through on commitments to ourselves or others. Aside from the rare occasion that you become a victim and blame others or the world, you most likely spend a good part of your time wondering how you could […]

June 2nd, 2015

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Posted on May 20th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin There’s a difference between not feeling like you’re enough, and wanting to be better than you are. Feeling less than is an issue of self-value and focuses on deficits; wanting to be better is an act of desire and focuses on improvement. There aren’t too many people that seek personal growth and who have a natural inclination to improve the way they are in the world. The journey toward introspection and insight into your internal world is always optional. You […]

May 20th, 2015

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Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. – Aldous Huxley I posted a quote on Facebook last week and it seemed to resonate. It read… “Guilt is not always an indicator that you’ve done something wrong. It can also be an emotional message that you need to make something right.” Somewhere in my journey through being an emotional worker I learned that feelings hold an incredible amount of wisdom.Your emotional life may at times be something you want to move away from, but it can actually be your best teacher.This […]

May 12th, 2015

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Posted on May 5th, 2015 by Dr. Andra Brosh

A client came in recently in a state of confusion. She wanted to know if she should or shouldn’t leave her current relationship. She explained to me how unhappy she had become with her partner over the past several months, but she wasn’t sure if she was making a mistake by walking away. This state of ambivalence is extremely common among the people I see in my practice, and we have all been there at some point in our lives. That tough space where we find ourselves between what we want, and what we should do. It’s a place we […]

May 5th, 2015

Posted In: Love, Mindfulness, Relationships, Therapy, Wellbeing

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