Sherry Katz, LCSW

Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
20 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Private Pay
  • Out of Network Invoices Offered
  • 4 Wilsey Square
  • Ridgewood,NJ

About Sherry Katz, LCSW

Sherry Katz, LCSW is a therapist whose work centers on relationship dynamics.

This essentially embraces all areas of our lives since how we live is based on the dynamics between two or more people.

Relationship Therapy is about being in a relationship, or wishing to be in a relationship, unsure where to focus and what steps to take in order to bring about a happy relationship.

It is also about dissolving dynamics between two people who would like ending their relationship.

Relationship Therapy is about parenting and thinking through how to consider the interests of any age or unique condition, parent and child.

Relationship Therapy is about adult children understanding and developing new ways of interacting with parents who have compromised physical health or Alzheimer’s Disease.

Sherry Katz, LCSW is in solo practice located in Ridgewood, NJ.

The practice website is newviewsfamilytherapy.com

The practice phone number is 201.445.4770

Questions regarding your particular situation and therapy, are welcome!

Answers  (416)

Have you asked your boyfriend directly this question?

It is a good question and possibly would open a necessary clarifying discussion as to what each of you expects from the other.

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Yes.You wrote a good description of one of the ways someone who has bi polar diagnosis would describe themselves.And, this description is broad enough to describe the way many people feel when going through a painful and frightening life event or situation.Unless someone has been diagnosed with bi... more

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Many people do not accept the reality of gender beyond male and female.Obviously if your family doesn't accept your questioning status then this feels painful.All you really can do is continue your self-examination and know you're in a non-supportive family of doing so.To know the truth about your... more

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Do you know whether the reason your wife is sexually passive and insecure is due to your fetishes?Maybe she'd be very turned on by your fetishes.Try to not mix up your hesitancy to speak about your fetishes which she hasn't yet directly heard from you, with your assumption that her sexual passivity... more

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If you and your brother are open w each other and respect each other’s opinions then there is little risk your relationship with him will end.If there already is strong animosity, mistrust, dislike between both of you then there is more chance he will not seriously consider your advice.For your own... more

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Congrats on having a happiness problem.Go slowly and tell your partner how you feel as you discover how being loved feels.On a deep level you’re releasing yourself from interaction patterns which treated you poorly and unkindly.Time is needed of repeated occurrences of this newfound loving behavior... more

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Each person handles themselves differently in any situation.Since you are willing to speak about how you feel, keep looking for blogs and forums on whatever topics you feel most describe your current circumstance.Your mother and sister, even though they are family seem to prefer the opposite method... more

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In order for your friend to forgive you she'd need to trust you understand the damage you introduced into her relationship with her friend.Its possible if you offer your friend expressions of your empathy toward her over an extended time, possibly she'll forgive you.You're certainly learning... more

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Your family's opinion is quite demoralizing.Unless you are lying to yourself or to them, then your best effort deserves appreciation and support from family.The family members may have reasons besides the actual outcome of your school work to be so blind to your investment of effort.Maybe they... more

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Good for you on being sensitive to your human need for personal evolution.Wife and mother are meaningful positions. And in your case, in order to feel your own growth, other areas of who you are would like your attention.Give yourself time to allow your interest to wander in order to find the area... more

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Social anxiety means feeling very uneasy in social situations. Often people are fearful of being judged, rejected, criticized, mocked, any bad feeling you can think of, even before they make any approach to someone in the group.Social anxiety is a fear someone has about being treated poorly without... more

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Probably the best way to be supportive of your son is to tell him what bothers you about the way he's handling himself.If you'd like him to work with your suggestions then before you make critical comments be sure to validate his strong points and to recognize his natural talents.People are much... more

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If the person doesn't see themselves getting drunk and out of control, and instead continues to drink. Often along with this the alcoholic person minimizes or dismisses your concern that they're drinking more than for social fun.Also if someone manages their life around drinking as their priority... more

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Recognize and allow yourself to know your feelings. And, let this process take as long as it naturally requires. You won't feel this way forever, and the feelings will dissolve by themselves once you've accepted them.Also take good care of your physical self during your grieving time. Grieving... more

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The first step is to get a medical rule out that the problem is psychological and emotionally based, not a symptom of a medical condition.Ask your healthcare practitioner their opinion on this question.If there isn't a medical explanation, then you are free to explore the possibilities of tension... more

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