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  (499)

I agree w your theory about your kids behaving fearfully means they’ve been w someone who created this feeling in them.It’s possible the father threatens and intimidates, and stops himself from following through w physically harming them.Approach the father the way you feel has the greatest chance... more

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Each situation is different so the answer depends on whether you feel counseling would help you, if there are requirements for counseling at the practitioner, clinic or state laws about this.

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Strengthen your own belief in your right to a decent life and respect of who you are.From the brief description you write, your husband has very limited capacity to recognize how others feel and even less capacity to empathize with the person.The best you can do is convince yourself of your own... more

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Establish limits on how much money you'll give to him, tell these limits, and as you pointed out, expect him to not care or respect your limits.Try an Al-Anon meeting. These meetings are for family members in similar situations to yours.People who are addicted are not always willing to know... more

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Its not normal to feel no empathy.Maybe you do have a little more empathy for yourself than you realize, since you seem to express some empathy toward yourself not feeling emotions.Try to understand the circumstance about which you feel anxiety. This may increase your empathy toward yourself.If... more

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Have you tried to allow yourself some breathing space to emotionally recuperate from the breakup?Sometimes people expect themselves to bounce back faster than is feasible. Then, the suffer from both the sadness and distractibility from the breakup in addition to the suffering which is self-induced... more

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Congrats on the new gf!If you need a period of social withdrawal, then this is not necessarily a quality to fight with yourself against.If your girlfriend isn't empathetic and willing to tolerate a basic part of your personality, then set a standard for yourself of being respected.As long as you're... more

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Good for you to realize you have just as much right to talk and be heard as he does.And, that your words deserve as much respect as his do.At a time which is relatively calm, introduce the topic of your hurt feelings from his difficulty listening to you speak.If it is so, tell him you value his... more

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Well, there certainly is distance he creates between the two of you.Whether or not the reason is from his cheating on you is impossible to tell based only on the information here provided.You could open a general discussion about the lack of closeness you feel. Maybe he'll be more responsive to... more

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I never heard of a marriage mediator before.Since you already went to counseling and the therapist observed your husband's tendency to see black and white in life, and because counseling functions on a deeper level than a mediator generally does, a marriage mediator sounds like a step backwards.Why... more

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Are there ways your partner acknowledges the difficulty to stabilize the questions you ask about your self-worth?Your questions are typical for anyone who feels insecure and unsure. The lack of confidence you feel exists in many other human beings too.Your partner's wish for you to feel better... more

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I'm sad for you to feel hated by your parents.Only they would know the reason for the discrepancy in how they treat you and your sibling.Know that every human being deserves love and respect.That they treat you less well than your sibling has reasons which you may or may not care to theorize on... more

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Your boss' response was insensitive.Either you can assume she was careless in her remark to you because of some unusual pressure in her own day, and ask for feedback at a different time on a different project.Or, if you don't want to take your chances of being insulted again, then be your own... more

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Sounds like anxiety and a strong imagination are getting the better of you.Do you sometimes have less confidence in yourself than you'd like to have? Or doubt and question yourself in matters which in hindsight were easier to solve than you realized at first?These are two examples of anxiety... more

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Oh dear.From what you write, your husband doesn't have any interest to know about you and your sad feelings.Stay clear in understanding that you already did your part by asking him to listen and care about the way you feel.In this example, he told you he doesn't care.Its up to him to open his mind... more

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