Bergen County Psychotherapist

Living in the Moment

October 24th, 2012 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

One of the hardest concepts for my clients to integrate into their daily thought process is the idea of living in the moment.  What does it actually mean to live in the moment? Does it mean that you shouldn’t make future plans or only live from day to day? Should you never worry about anything that … Read more

Being a parent of both specials needs and typical children creates numerous challenges that parents of only typical children will never have to face. I think the most basic fear of parents is “Will my typical child suffer or will he or she turn out to be a normal, functioning adult?” Will my typical child … Read more

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a serious and life-altering medical condition recognized by very few physicians. Most individuals suffering from this painful and debilitating condition go from doctor to doctor trying to find some relief from the often excruciating symptoms. This condition can affect every aspect of an individual’s life and can make sufferers feel as … Read more

Giving birth to a child with special needs begins a process of grief over the loss of a dream–a life with a typical and healthy child. Parents must go through an intense grieving process after their “different” child is born before they can move into a phase of acceptance. There are no right or wrong feelings–people feel what they … Read more


October 18th, 2012 | Posted by riziharris in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Grief or bereavement is often thought of as a time-limited process with a beginning and an end. After experiencing a loss whether after a death, divorce or the birth of child with special needs, people are told to move on with their lives or “just get over it already.” Many people become angry with themselves for not … Read more