Poem: On Becoming a Rose: The Journey to Self-Love

ON BECOMING A ROSE: THE JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE  Inspired by Anaïs Nin.  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Breaking through to self-love is the most difficult journey for paralyzed and anxious rose bud people, whose roots are deeply […]

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Unmasking Your Counterfeit Friend, the Covert Narcissist

Unmasking Your Counterfeit Friend, the Covert Narcissist By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT  Imagine that a dear and beloved friend gave you the gift you always dreamed of – your very own Rolex watch!  Not only did you treasure the gift, but you have been ecstatic ever since your incredibly generous and kind friend […]

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The OTHERS Serenity Prayer

We have choices about our relationship with ourselves. We can live our lives out as our own worst enemy and unknowingly being a partner to the insidious and self-harming forces of Self-Love Deficit Disorder. Or, we can allow ourselves to risk being vulnerable and courageous enough to admit that our primary problem is with ourselves. […]

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Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love

Building Your Dream Home – The Importance of Self-Love By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin in a metaphorically dilapidated and dangerous home that fools us into believing it […]

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Heaven Is In The Ripples

Seven years ago I was asked by a friend if I was “religious and if I believed in God?” As a (formerly) practicing agnostic I quickly answered:”no.” However, I defended myself by explaining that I lived my life according to universal principals of “right and wrong” (as I understood them). Because I believed that our […]

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“CODEPENDENCY” NO MORE! HOW TO RECOVER FROM SELF-LOVE DEFICIT DISORDER

“CODEPENDENCY” NO MORE!    HOW TO RECOVER FROM SELF-LOVE DEFICIT DISORDER Ross Rosenberg has pioneered 15 principles that help his patients resolve their painful dysfunctional relationships patterns.Have you been stuck in multiple relationships that bring mostly conflict and almost no joy? If this is your pattern, you may be suffering from what Ross Rosenberg calls […]

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The Six Stages of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (Codependency) Recovery

This is an updated version of the Five Stage Model on the same subject.  The Six Stages of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (codependency) Recovery will be an organizing construct/paradigm in my upcoming book, The Codependency Cure: Recovering from Self-Love Deficit Disorder. Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT © 2016 Clinical Care Consultants Owner Advanced Clinical Trainers Owner […]

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The Goose Allegory: When Leaving Saves Your Life, But Breaks Your Heart

The Goose Allegory: When Leaving Saves Your Life, But Breaks Your Heart Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT I first came across this allegorical story about self-love, courage and risk 28 years ago when I began my psychotherapy career in Boone, Iowa.  The story is a chapter from John and Linda Friel’s 1988 book, “Adult […]

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