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Jodi Taub, LCSW

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11 "Harmless" Comments that Hurt Parents with Chronic Illnesses 

For parents who live with chronic illness, the “harmless” comments of others can actually come off as really hurtful. These comments can come from anyone including family members, friends or even doctors. A comment, while potentially meaningless to the person saying it, can have an incredibly negative impact on the parent who is dealing with chronic illness. Read More...

 

 

11 Concerns People with Fibromyalgia Have for their Futures

If you live with fibromyalgia, you might worry about what your future looks like. It doesn’t matter if you are younger or older, the unknown can be difficult to think about when you have a chronic condition like fibro. Whether it’s because managing your illness is already tough or you’re simply unsure of how your body will change in the years to come, it’s understandable if you have some fears when it comes to your future. Read More...

 

Women Don't Lie

On behalf of all of the strong and brave woman who I have had the privilege to work with and have had the honor to hear your stories, this is for you.

Women don’t lie. The number one secret that I hear as a practicing psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience is about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment.  Most of my patients do not share these stories with others, and learn to live with the trauma for the rest of their lives. With all of the recent headlines regarding women’s sexual abuse, assault, and harassment, I have been involved in more casual conversations around this matter, and I have come to realize how little people understand about the prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse, it’s impact, and why there is no incentive to tell. Read More...

The Psychological Implications of "Everything, Everything"

“Everything, Everything,” is the portrayal of a girl, supposedly diagnosed with a Severe Combined Immunodeficiency(SCID), and is trapped in her home at the recommendation of her mother and physicians, because she is, “allergic,“ to the outside world. Many patients, caregivers, and advocates in the Primary Immunodeficiency Community have strongly reacted to the misrepresentation of this disease. As a therapist with a Primary Immunodeficiency, I wanted to talk about why this teen drama holds so much weight. Read More...