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Can We Talk About NEEDS?

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

In my work I come by a lot of mixed feelings regarding that little N word…NEEDS. Some people have difficulty acknowledging their needs, some people feel uncomfortable having needs and some struggle with expressing their needs. Alternatively, others may feel especially peeved or averse by another’s perceived over-emphasis of their needs (aka, “being too needy”), meanwhile others can be almost too accommodating of another’s needs thereby compromising their safety or well-being at times.

At what point along our journey in this life do we become so … Read More

Understanding The Phenomena of Mass Murder Shootings and Social Isolation

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December of 2012 has left many of us dumbfounded and heartbroken. In the discussions following the deadly shooting contributors from the medial and mental health field devoted ample time to trying to provide a rational explanation for such an irrational act. According to figures extracted from Mother Jones, since 1982 there have been 62 mass shootings in the USA, twenty five of those shootings have occurred since 2006.  These numbers indicate that the mass shooting incident rates … Read More

How to Get Help with Solving Relationship Issues

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

Getting help with relationshipsRelationships are the cornerstones of our lives. We discover and come to understand ourselves through our relationship to all that surrounds us – our family, our environment, our peers, co-workers and the list goes on.

It is a natural and healthy human need to want to be loved, liked, appreciated and accepted and to reciprocate these feelings in a trusting, loving intimate relationship. Simply put, healthy, satisfying relationships nourish and enrich our lives. Yet, because we are all so uniquely individual ourselves, and because we each … Read More