When Is It Time To Consider EMDR?

January 31st, 2019
EMDR treatment can greatly help those who have suffered from past traumatic events. Irina Firstein has been treating patients with EMDR for years, call (212) 953-1388 to schedule an appointment.

What is Trauma?

January 28th, 2019
Irina Firstein has been helping patients dealing with traumatic issues for years. Call (212) 953-1388 to schedule an appointment.

Dealing With Difficulties In Relationships for Individuals

December 3rd, 2018
For most people who seek individual therapy, the root cause of the issue lies in relational problems. Irina Firstein has been helping patients with relational issues for years, call (212) 953-1388 to schedule an appointment.

What Circumstances And Conditions Can Be Treated By EMDR?

November 30th, 2018
EMDR treatments can help patients who have endured big or small traumatic events. Irina Firstein has been helping patients with EMDR treatments for years, call (212) 953-1388 to schedule an appointment.

Ways You Can Benefit From EMDR

November 28th, 2018
EMDR treatments can help patients who need to work through a past traumatic event in their life. Irina Firstein is an expert in EMDR therapy call (212) 953-1388 to schedule an appointment.

What Is EMDR?

June 19th, 2018
EDMR treatments are used to help patients work through past traumatic experiences by reprocessing these events to free a person from triggers. Irina Firstein has been helping patients with EDMR treatments and individual therapy counseling for years, call (212) 953-1388 to schedule an appointment.

When You Need To Seek Treatment For Anxiety

May 24th, 2018
Many people experience some form of anxiety in their lives, however it’s important to understand when it’s time to seek treatment for your anxiety. NYC therapist Irina Firstein offers individual counseling for those suffering from anxiety.

How To Cope With a Panic Attack

April 17th, 2018
A panic attack can be extremely distressing and even make you feel as though you are having a heart attack. Here are some tips for managing a panic attack.

Different Types of Depression

March 21st, 2018
Depression can be situational and directly related to an event that occurred in your life, or it can be biological, or genetic, it can also be a combination of both.

New Moms And Postpartum Depression

March 19th, 2018
Many new mothers experience postpartum depression and suffer from extreme feelings of sadness, darkness and despair. If you have been suffering from this condition, speaking with a licensed therapist can help greatly.

Am I Sad or Depressed?

March 7th, 2018
How do I know if what I am experiencing is sadness or depression? Irina Firstein discusses ways to identify the emotions you are feeling and when to seek help.

Depression After The Death of a Parent

March 5th, 2018
Grieving the loss of one or both parents can be very difficult and lead to depression. Here is some advice on how to handle the loss of a parent and when to seek professional counseling.

5 Ways To Disconnect From Technology In 2018

January 29th, 2018
The obsession with phones and other technology has affected how we connect with other people. Here are five ways to help you disconnect from technology.

How To Make Positive Changes In Your Life

January 23rd, 2018
Individual therapy is about working hard on changing parts of yourself. Here are some tips to help you connect with yourself and improve.

5 Common Dating Mistakes

December 19th, 2017
Dating and beginning a new relationship can leave you with many questions, here is some advice on dating and relationships that can make dating a bit easier.

When Is It Too Late For Marriage Counseling?

September 26th, 2017
Marriage counseling does make a significant difference in many relationships. But when do you know it is too late to save your marriage? When is it too late to seek the help of a marriage counselor? Find out here.

How To Recognize And Handle Manipulation In Marriage

September 19th, 2017
A manipulative behavior can destroy a relationship. Here are some signs of a manipulative behavior and how to handle manipulation in marriage.

5 Things You Can Not Expect From Marriage Counseling

September 12th, 2017
Marriage counselors do their best to help people stay together, but sometimes it is not possible. Here are 5 things you cannot expect from marriage counseling.

Estate Planning In Your Second Marriage

April 17th, 2017
Some families fight over the estate of the deceased parent. Most likely, this mess was due to the estate planning that was done without consideration of their second marriage.

3 Things To Remember If You Are Caught In Infidelity

March 21st, 2017
Infidelity or being cheated on is always an extremely painful experience for a couple. Here are 3 things to remember when you are caught cheating.

4 Signs That Your Relationship Is In Trouble

January 24th, 2017
Is your relationship in trouble? Here are 4 signs that your relationship may need serious attention.

What Is A Relationship Dynamic?

October 20th, 2016
Here’s what a relationship dynamic is and some of the easiest ways couples can improve their relationship dynamics.

The Power Of Gratitude

October 13th, 2016
The power of gratitude will help take you out of the negativity and focus on positive things in life.

Honesty In Relationships: How Honest Is Honest?

October 6th, 2016
What does honesty mean and how important it is in a relationship? Find out what a couples therapist would say about honesty here.

Is It True That Once A Cheater Always A Cheater?

September 28th, 2016
Is the saying “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” true? Find out what a marriage counselor has to say about cheating.

Transforming Stress To Connect Better With Others & Avoid Its Negative Effects

September 21st, 2016
Are you feeling stressed? Here’s how you can transform stress to connect better with others and avoid its negative effects.

What Are Some Of The Signs That Your Partner Is Dishonest

August 30th, 2016
Honesty is a foundation to any relationship. Here are some signs of dishonesty in a relationship.

Why Is Honesty Important In A Relationship?

August 23rd, 2016
Why is honesty important in any romantic relationships? Is it the most important thing for a relationship to survive?

How To Spice Up Your Marriage After Having A Baby

July 28th, 2016
Here are some tips on how to spice up your marriage after having a baby.

5 Reasons Why Couples Counseling Might Not Work For You

July 18th, 2016
Here are 5 reasons why couples counseling might not work for you and your partner.

My Partner and I Have A Large Age Gap – Does Age Really Matter in A Relationship?

June 26th, 2016
Find out if a big age difference matters in a relationship and how a large age gap can affect your relationship.

How To Get My Spouse Into Couples Counseling?

June 13th, 2016
Couples counseling can save relationships. Here’s how to get your spouse into marriage counseling or your partner into couples therapy.

6 Characteristics of a Good Relationship

June 4th, 2016
Here are top 6 characteristics of a good relationship.

3 Common Relationship Issues Everyone Experiences

May 24th, 2016
Here are 3 common relationship issues everyone experiences and relationship advice to help manage these issues.

4 Common Problems in Long-Term Relationships

May 10th, 2016
Here are 4 common predictable problems in long-term relationships and how to resolve them.

What Couples Therapists Learn from Their Own Relationships

May 4th, 2016
Find out what couples therapists learn from their patients and their own that make their relationships better.

5 Damaging Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse

April 26th, 2016
Find out 5 damaging things you should not say to your spouse and that can permanently hurt your relationship or create resentments.

How to Make Your Relationship Better

April 4th, 2016
Here are some tips on how to make your relationship better from a couples’ therapy expert.

Relationship Tips and Ideas from Well-Known Couples’ Therapy Experts

March 28th, 2016
Here are some tips and ideas from well-known couples’ therapy experts that can help improve your relationship with your partner.

How to Deal with a Jealous Spouse

February 12th, 2016
Learn how to deal with a jealous spouse and how you can help avoid any abusive behavior.

Before We Got Married We Didn’t Want Children But Now I Do – What to Do?

February 5th, 2016
What to do when before getting married, you and your spouse didn’t want children but now you do.

What to Consider If Your Future Spouse Is A Recovering Alcoholic

January 29th, 2016
What are the things to consider if your future spouse is a recovering alcoholic and how to help them.

How Couples Can Work Things Out When Dealing With Financial Issues

January 22nd, 2016
Difference in finances and money can be a major challenge for couples. Learn how you and your spouse can work things out when dealing with money disagreements.

What Are Some Of The Questions I Should Ask My Partner Before We Get Engaged And Married?

January 15th, 2016
Find out what questions to ask your partner before getting engaged and married. Get advice from a licensed NYC marriage and couples therapist.

We Have Different Religions and Cultural Backgrounds – Should We Still Get Married?

January 12th, 2016
Should couples with different religions and cultural backgrounds get married? Get advice from an experienced couples therapist in New York.

How To Make The Most Of Your Pre-Marital Counseling Sessions?

December 29th, 2015
Find out how you can get the most out of your pre-marital counseling sessions.

Eight Signs Your Significant Other Is Experiencing Depression

November 29th, 2015
Learn these 8 signs of depression often seen in loved ones. When you know, you will be able to be there for them when things get tough.

How Couples Can Open The Flow Of Communication

November 29th, 2015
When there is a communication breakdown, what do you do? Irina Firstein weighs in on how couples can improve communication.

How Comparison May Be Destroying Your Marriage

November 23rd, 2015
Comparing ourselves and our marriages to those others may be natural, but can jeopardize your relationship. Find out how.

How To Cope With Personal Anxiety Within A Relationship

October 28th, 2015
You must understand the source of your anxiety in a relationship to properly address it, and couples therapy can help with this process.

Is Your Relationship Making You Crazy In Love Or Driving You Crazy?

October 28th, 2015
When you are in love you feel anxious, but in a good way, when your relationship is driving you crazy you may need therapy.

How Do You Know If Pre-marital Counseling Is Right For You?

October 26th, 2015
If there are any issues that need to be worked out between a couple, it is better to confront them with pre-marital counseling sessions before the wedding.

Has Your Significant Other Cheated? Here’s What To Do Next

October 26th, 2015
If your significant other has cheated, the relationship can be repaired through couple’s counseling once the issue is confronted and the cheating partner owns up to the illicit behavior.

Pre-Marital Counseling: Why It Is a Must Before “I Do”

October 5th, 2015
It is healthy for couples to address any issues before getting married, and get a head start on tackling potentially catastrophic problems that can occur later.

3 Ways To Put That Spark Back In Your Marriage

September 30th, 2015
Married life can become less romantic, therefore it is important to preserve your marriage by focusing on each other and making one another feel important.

8 Tips For Improving Your Relationship With Your Stepchildren

September 16th, 2015
It is often difficult to be the stepparent. Learn how to navigate this situation to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your stepchildren.

Why We Need To Chill Out And Unplug

September 10th, 2015
We are all guilty of looking at our phones even when we are not at work and with the people we love. Take time to unplug your technology for a better experience and better relationships.

Is It Ever Too Late For Relationship Counseling?

September 2nd, 2015
In certain cases it may be too late for relationship counseling, know when your relationship needs help before it is too late.

How Trauma Leads to Depression and Anxiety

August 25th, 2015
Do not let trauma turn into depression and anxiety. Counseling is available to help deal with trauma before it becomes all consuming.

How Do You Know When Your Relationship Needs Counseling?

August 16th, 2015
All types of relationships can benefit from counseling, but there are specific signs to help you know when it is time to get counseling for your relationship.

Are we Going Through a Bad Phase or Are we Broken?

July 22nd, 2015
Determine if your relationship is on the way to recovery or on the way to self-destruction. Irina Firstein explains the difference between, a “bad phase” and “broken” relationship.


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