I'm Dr. Lucie M. Kay, a licensed and certified (clinical) psychologist, psychoanalyst, hypnotherapist, and RN, with decades of experience.
Clinical Psychologist in Massapequa Park, NY
There are many types of personality disorders, a common one being Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). People with BPD often have chronic or repetitive interpersonal difficulties, feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness, black and white thinking, and other emotionally painful issues. Don't buy in to social media about BPD...with intense psychotherapy and hard work, the symptoms can be controlled, and BPD (and other personality disorders) need not run or ruin your life.
Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment helps resolve significant underlying, unconscious conflicts and developmental glitches, with the goal of rebuilding the structure of the personality, character, and ego, into a stronger, healthier, and more resilient form.
Addressing maladaptive thoughts with the goal of improving feelings and overall level of functioning can be helpful for some people with certain issues.
Improving communication and understanding can be the key to returning to the place where your relationship felt happy, healthy, fulfilling, and hopeful.
Not just being a bit apprehensive now and then, but feeling paralyzed inside, is a miserable and painful place. Anxiety can be tamed, controlled, and conquered.
More than just being a bit blue or sad, depression feels like it is sucking the life out of you. Working on these feelings and thoughts in a safe, compassionate space can give you back meaning and comfort.
Working on your sense of self-esteem and self value will enhance all areas of your life.