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Terrorism, Trauma, Vulnerability and Resilience – Trying to Make Sense of it All

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

An inconceivable, horrific violent event happens. We are startled, Paris Attackfrightened and move to band together, rise up to face the wickedness of it all, hearts heavy searching for what we can do whether its hands on support or sending prayers and a vigil from far away. The need for connection and support is inborn and in times of crisis it’s hard to ignore and a necessity for healing.

The attacks in Paris, random stabbings in Israel, shootings in Mali, or insert name of yet another school … Read More

Halloween – Love it or Leave it? A Matter of Perspective…

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

Halloween can be tricky holiday, no pun intended. Most people I’ve spoken to about NYC Therapy Group, Riverdale NY, Manhattan, group therapy, counseling, family counselingHalloween fall into three camps of thinking about the holiday – the loyalists, the indifferent and the cynics. So depending upon where you find yourself, Halloween is either a time to relish and revel in celebration, a time you just put up with or try to shut out.

The loyalists love the holiday with its spook factor, gory decorations, jack-o-lanterns and free license to dress up like kooks or clowns and overindulge … Read More