friendship Archives - Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY
Avoid Avoiding Loneliness

Avoid Avoiding Loneliness

To some people loneliness is equal to death. Being lonely brings up dire feelings of fear that we jump through horrible hoops to avoid. There are many people who can’t spend a night alone in their home or are so afraid to be alone or be seen alone that they’d rather...
On Not Giving Advice in Therapy

On Not Giving Advice in Therapy

People go to counseling for all kinds of reasons. Many imagine they’ll leave with helpful instructions with what to do next. They hope to get specific step by step directions for how to deal with a feeling or a problem. While there are some treatments (such as...