The Dance between Codependents and Narcissists

The Dance between Codependents and Narcissists Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Candidate We therapists live for moments when everything “clicks” and our client arrives at an understanding that, until that moment, had eluded him. There is nothing more rewarding than when a well-placed analogy or metaphor creates the breakthrough moment.  When spot-on, the resulting […]

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Coping With Loneliness During the Holidays. Ross Rosenberg Interviewed for this Article

Coping With Loneliness During the Holidays By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. Pysch Central.com Associate Editor  Loneliness is common during the holidays. Empty nesters, the elderly and individuals who are grieving — the loss of a loved one or a relationship — may be particularly vulnerable to feelings of loneliness, according to psychotherapist Joyce Marter, LCPC. Expectations are […]

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Covert Narcissists: Wolves in Sheep Clothing ( Closet Narcissists). Ross Rosenberg

 Covert narcissists are masters of disguise – successful actors, humanitarians, politicians, clergy members, and even psychotherapists who are beloved and appreciated, but are secretly selfish, calculating, controlling, angry and vindictive. Covert narcissists create an illusion of selflessness while gaining from their elevated status. Although they share similar basic traits with the overt narcissist, i.e., the […]

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The History of the Term, “Codependency”

The History of the Term, “Codependency” Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?”  Well, Mr. Shakespeare, in the mental health field, quite a bit!  Correctly labeling mental health disorders is powerfully important to the person in their pursuit of seeking help to overcome their problems. Even with the potential […]

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Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame

Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC “Like moss, shames grows in the dark. Vanquish it by bringing it into the light” Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves, “Are we a human doing or a human being?” In other words, is our value […]

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Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side

This is a timely article by a Joyce Marter, a relationship expert.  Spoiler Alert: I am the “friend/ colleague”   Thanks Joyce for the unsolicited analysis.  Beware, I might return the favor:)  Your Halloween Costume May Reveal Your Shadow Side By JOYCE MARTER, LCPC  “A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself.” […]

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LOVE ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCY AND INTERNET DATING

LOVE ADDICTION, CODEPENDENCY AND INTERNET DATING Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC Author of the Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us For the love addict and codependent, Internet dating sites are the crack cocaine of romantic exploration.  Although the love addict consciously wants true and everlasting love, they are drawn to the […]

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Ongoing Thoughts About Shame. By Ross Rosenberg

I am in the process of writing more about the insidious and psychologically limiting/damaging affects of shame.  As  I come up with more inspired thoughts, I will add them to this blog entry. Ross SHAME Shame is inexorably tied to the question that many of us will eventually ask ourselves:  “Are we a human doing […]

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The “Golden Rule” of the Helping Professions. Moods Magazine Article by Ross Rosenberg

The “Golden Rule” of the Helping Professions.  Moods Magazine Article by Ross Rosenberg View the article on Moods Magazine’s Website Adapted from the book, The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt us By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC It is a common belief within the mental health field that a psychotherapist’s competence […]

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