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Thoughts on Love, Fear, Shame and God — Part III

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rgottleib-frameBy Robert Gottlieb:

Shame and fear are like a fungus. They live off of garbage, thrive in the darkness and begin to grow on you over time.

Whether it be to a teacher, brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or to God — admitting weaknesses and needs is hard and takes courage.… Read the rest →

Thoughts on Love, Fear, Shame and God – Part II

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By: Robert Gottlieb

rgottleib-frameFor Part I of this article, click here.

When I was younger, I had a difficult time comprehending many subjects in school, especially math and science. Coming from a family in which my grandfather is a chemical engineer, my oldest brother a meteorologist, my other brother a civil engineer and my father gifted in black arts of electrical engineering, I sort of expected I’d at least be able to do fractions.… Read the rest →

“This Isn’t Going to Work. I Can’t Talk About My Personal Life”: The Struggles of Men In Counseling

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By: Robert Gottlieb

rgottleib-frameSo, my boss asked me to write an article about guys in counseling. This immediately brought to mind the above quote from Tony Soprano.

Writing this article is harder than it sounds for several reasons. First, it’s very difficult to encompass an entire gender in one article.… Read the rest →

Thoughts on Love, Fear, Shame and God – Part 1

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by Robert L. Gottlieb, LPC

rgottleib-frame“Our society also leads us astray with conditions of worth. As we grow up, our parents, teachers, peers, the media, and others, only give us what we need when we show we are “worthy,” rather than just because we need it.… Read the rest →

Sleep Tight: Tips for Getting the ZZZ’s You’ve Always Dreamed About (pt. 2)

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by Robert Gottlieb, MA LPC

In the first part of this article, I discussed the importance of keeping regular sleep habits.However, your sleep schedule isn’t the only factor that affects the quality of your sleep. Here are several other things to keep in mind when searching for a good night’s sleep:

Don’t do any strenuous exercise right before bed.Read the rest →

Sleep Tight: Tips for Getting The ZZZs You’ve Dreamed About (pt.1)

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by Robert Gottlieb, MA LPC

rgottleib-frameFreud once said “a prerequisite of sleep is a deliberate rejection of reality.”

In English, that basically means in order to sleep we must ignore the fact that sleep is actually a rather bizarre concept.… Read the rest →