Heather Coleman, addiction and ACoA therapist in NYC, speaks about how social connection can help in addiction recovery. Coleman discusses how 12 step programs are a great way to combat loneliness and isolation on the path to recovery, as well
In this article, Heather Coleman, psychotherapist and Neurofeedback trainer in NYC, discusses ambivalent relationships and relationship repair, coming from a dysfunctional or traumatic background. She explores how to have healthier and more
ACoA therapist in NYC, Heather Coleman, discusses how to be a confident parent coming out of a dysfunctional household by learning to trust your intuitive parenting part, set boundaries and clearly communicating with our kids.
Adult Children of Alcoholic’s (ACoA) often have the feeling that someone else has the answer: everyone around seems so much more with it, functional, successful, adult. These feelings, paired with the belief that others must understand some
When I was an undergrad studying psychology, everyone had to become very familiar with Erik Erikson's Developmental Stages of Life. I heard them at least 10 times before graduating graduate school. Each and every time I would picture the growth
As ACoAs (and adults from dysfunctional homes), our task is to work through our patterns and turn into the capable parent (and person) we would like to become. There are 3 key areas of ourselves as parents, that if we care for them, our
Addiction is a tricky disease, regardless of the substance of choice. It is a mistake to think that the definition of an addict is “someone who wakes up drinking and goes to bed drinking.” This is a false notion. One reason it is tricky is
We all know anxiety well. Even if we’re not an addict in recovery, we can all identify with the pattern of using addictive substances, such as alcohol, caffeine, sugar, to pacify our discomfort. When we decide, for whatever reason, not to use