Sleep Anxiety – The Cycle of Dread

Sleep Anxiety – The Cycle of Dread

“I think about sleep and I immediately feel anxiety creep in,” Ken says during our first session. “What happens when you go to bed at night?” I ask. “I panic,” he says. “All I can think about is how miserable I am having another sleepless night.” Ken tells me about...
The Journey to Conception and Feelings of Inadequacy

The Journey to Conception and Feelings of Inadequacy

Inadequacy is an adjective that comes up frequently when I work with clients who are on the journey to conception. So I wasn’t surprised to hear from Anna that she felt inadequate. Anna’s infertility story started seven years ago, when she and her partner decided to...
Infertility and Shame

Infertility and Shame

When I saw Joanna on our Zoom call, she was sad, frustrated, but mostly ashamed–she doesn’t think she can mother a child.  She went through numerous medical treatments and various therapies. She did everything she could to have her own child in her arms. She...
Sleep Anxiety

Sleep Anxiety

Laura is a busy person. She is an independent, outspoken lawyer who is fully committed to winning her cases, so she works long hours.  Due to Laura’s very tight schedule, she allocates her time vigilantly. Nine months ago, Laura agreed to take on a critical case, and...
Unexplained Infertility – Amy’s Story

Unexplained Infertility – Amy’s Story

“𝐈 𝗪𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐈 𝐇𝐀𝐃 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐃 𝐎𝐅 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐁𝐄𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐄; 𝐈𝐓 𝗪𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐒𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐃 𝐌𝐄 𝐒𝐎 𝐌𝐔𝐂𝐇 …” This is what Amy said to me as we ended our session. Amy came to see me after her friend’s suggestion. Amy is in her late 30s; she holds a managerial position, is a high achiever, highly energetic,...
The Loneliness Of The Insomniac⁣

The Loneliness Of The Insomniac⁣

There is nothing like the loneliness of an insomniac…lying awake in the middle of the night.⁣ All is quiet.⁣ There’s nothing to do but wait for sleep to come.⁣ You look at the clock and watch the minutes and hours go by…as you remain awake.⁣ Everyone else is...

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