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Understanding Inner Child Work: Inner child work is a therapeutic approach that involves exploring and healing the emotional wounds and unresolved experiences from one's childhood. This process acknowledges the presence of an inner child within each of us—a part of our psyche that holds past memories, emotions, and beliefs. Inner child work aims to nurture and heal this inner child, fostering emotional healing and personal growth. Application and Scope of Inner Child Work: Inner child work is applied to address a wide range of emotional concerns, including low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, and emotional triggers. It's particularly effective for individuals seeking to understand and heal the impact of their past experiences on their present emotions and behaviors. Inner child work is relevant for people of all ages and backgrounds. What to Expect in Inner Child Work Sessions: In inner child work sessions, you'll work with a trained therapist who will guide you through a process of self-exploration and healing. You'll explore past memories, emotions, and beliefs that may be affecting your current life. Through various therapeutic techniques, you'll learn to connect with your inner child, provide emotional support, and release emotional wounds.

Scared People Cheat; Brave People Confront

What, DrDeb? People who cheat are scared? Are you kidding? It takes guts to cheat! Cheating means going after what you want! Nice rationalizing, friend! Actually, you’ll hear the opposite…

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Honor Your Anger

“Huh, DrDeb?” some readers must be thinking. And then probably other readers are thinking, “Yessss! Told ya my anger is good!” See, your anger – whether you love having it…

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If You Really Love Me, You Would Listen To Me!

It sure does come up often:  "Why can't they listen?" "Why can't they show me the same courtesy and care that I show to them?" "Why do they tell me…

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How To Get Your Spouse To "See" You -- And Not Keep Expecting You To Be Just Like Them

Thank you for the suggestion of this topic!! You know who you are! If you've been reading my blog here for a while, you know to expect the unexpected. So…

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What Creates Intimacy In Your Marriage?

What Creates Intimacy In Your Marriage? Well, let's start with a couple questions that need to come first…. What Is Intimacy? "I know that town intimately well," Bob said. "After…

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Why Gas-lighting Is Crazymaking

Why Gas-lighting Is Crazymaking The original story of gaslighting, a 1938 British play, was made into a 1944 movie called Gas Light. A man wishes to make his wife think…

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Why Are Conversations So Complicated?

Thank you to two people who requested this topic. It's the old complaint of, "Why can't we communicate?" Here's the short answer: Because the "we" in that sentence isn't actually…

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The Marriage Weekend Didn't Work?  It’s Not Your Fault

This is how the quick-fix-er marriage gurus get you: They assure you that you can fix things in 8 weeks or 30 days or <gasp!> just 7 days or <outrageous!>…

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When Is Therapy Short? And When Is It Long?

Therapy actually can be short. Here's the combo you need: 1. an excellent therapist (do a search in the group or on my blog of "what makes a good therapist"…

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One Surprising Way To Get Past Limiting Beliefs

“I know I can stand up for myself. I know exactly what to say. I’ve practiced it in front of the mirror a thousand times!” Carrie said. “But when it…

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My YouTube Video List

My YouTube Video List by Dr. Deb Hirschhorn, Ph.D., Ph.D, LMHC

Hi Marriage Information Seekers! Here’s a gift from me to you: The complete list of videos (so far) on my YouTube channel, @DrDebEmpowers, and what each one is about! So…

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Professionals Who Specialize in Inner child work

Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 😃 Humorous

Gershon Basch, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your mind is a tapestry of beliefs

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Nina Rapaport, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes ~ Jung

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Bassy Schwartz

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

You are the one you've been waiting for -Richard Schwartz

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🥇 Empowering

Raizy Mushell

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I’m possible".

Chaya Lerner

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The Road to Healing Begins Here

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Feiga Weinstock, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because you are you and you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you!

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🥇 Empowering

Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Currently only accepting clients looking for addiction treatment

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Raquel Betesh, M.S., M.S.

Coach, Dating, Relationship, Intimacy & Life Coach

It is not about making the right or wrong decisions in life, it is about having clarity and being at peace with whatever decision you make.

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Chana Eisenstein, CPC

Coach, Certified Professional Coach, CPC

The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your relationships.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Elliott Blitenthal

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. -Carl Jung

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💪 Challenging

Rena Reiser

Coach, Polyvagal-informed Focusing Trainer

“Every bad feeling is potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward its rightness.” - Eugene Gendlin

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 👂 Listener

Dr. Deb Hirschhorn, Ph.D.

Therapist, Ph.D, LMHC

The Self is in everybody. . . the Self cannot be damaged, the Self doesn't have to develop, and the Self possesses its own wisdom about how to heal internal as well as exteral relationships.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Vanessa Abraham, BSc

Therapist, BSc, PG Dip Psych, Certificate in Supervision

Wherever you go, there you are.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Dovid Meshchaninov, LPCC

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, SEP

To find your light, you need to first face your darkness.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Eli Goldberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC

We are all just walking each other home - Ram Dass

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Rachel Yaghobian, Ms.Ed

Coach, Ms.Ed, RMMC

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Beth (Bassie) Gugenheim, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I can change by what happened to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. (Maya Angelou)

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Aaron Silverman

Therapist, LMSW

#gettingtohappy

  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🔥 Energetic

Benson Fox, Life Coach

Coach, Certified Life Coach and PsyD Candidate

If you want different results, then do things differently.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Chaya Bukiet

Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. - Brene Brown

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Rachy Friedlander, Somatic Coach

Coach, Emotions Master Coach/TEB Practitioner

The real flex is how many wounds you can turn into wisdom.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Yeshaya Kraus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Come meet yourself! I'll introduce you.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🙌 Affirming

Beverly DAmico

Coach, RN, MSN, CGRS, FAF

Specialist in women's grief, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma/PTSD

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 👂 Listener

Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue. - Viktor Frankl

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Taibke Hyman, LPC

Therapist, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? -Hillel

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 👂 Listener

Levi Rapoport

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

There's more to you than just you

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 💪 Challenging

Anna Sherman, MFT

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RP, MA

You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy - Nightbirde

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Heather Feigin

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Raina Balsam

Coach, Results Coach

What would you do if you KNEW you would succeed?

  • 🔥 Energetic
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Leah Davidowitz

Therapist, LCSW

If you hear a voice within you say, "you cannot paint.' Then by all means paint. And that voice will be silenced.

Rachel Shasho, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I'll be here through the tough days, the longing, the heartache and your biggest wins on your healing journey

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 👂 Listener

Fay Brezel, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Liz Wallenstein, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Turn Your Biggest Problems into Your Biggest Opporutnities

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Carey McIntosh

Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC

Deeper healing than you ever imagined is yours for the taking.

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R

Therapist, Psychotherapist, LCSW

Let's be kind also to those who are unseen and unheard.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🎨 Creative

Esti Marcus, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Trauma Focused Integrative Psychotherapy

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Stacey Shapiro, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

As you teach, you learn.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Robin Gutman, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded

Yonina Kaufman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R, PMH - C,

You do not have to navigate life's journey alone

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

Nahum Spirn

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

The more we accept people as they are (including ourselves!), the freer they are to change. And the harder we try to get rid of emotions and thoughts, the stronger they become.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Rebecca Marcus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Naomi Franklin

Therapist, LCSW-R; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Rivky Weiss

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Ashley Perl

Coach, Somatic Healing Coach

Empowerment through self-healing

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Zipa Leah Scheinberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, EMDR, SIFI

Healing from C-PTSD is a Soulful Journey of Recovery

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous

Bina Stefansky, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Danielle Pliver, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

What you feel you can heal

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm

Jory Stillman, MA, MCC

Coach, Master Certified Coach, MA, MCC

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Chanan Davis, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.” - Carl Jung

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering

Eli Kaufman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Mendel Toron

Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Certified

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Sheefra Blume

Coach, Certified Enlifted Coach; Clinical Herbalist

She believed she could, and so she did.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Rocheli Sternheim, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 😃 Humorous

Chava Abramovitz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

We are hurt in relationship, and we heal in relationship.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded

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