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    November 24, 2019

    Dear Loneliness,

    For most of us when we were in high school, maybe even middle school or grade school there was a symbolic importance on being and feeling included. We all feel it. School and our families are some of the only connections to others we have when we are young. By the time we reach school age the innate desire we have to be included or accepted starts to become a conscious pursuit. We want it. An unwaveri...

    October 31, 2019

    We cannot be taught how to be self aware.  You were once fully aware of yourself and effortlessly prioritized your needs, not wants, needs. What we can be taught is how to recognize ourselves once again. We can learn how to truly see ourselves and remember what our needs are. How familiar with yourself are you? What do you do when you are with you?

    As we have different life experiences we adapt and adjust, where we do...

    October 15, 2019

    When we do not have hope, we lack genuine courage.  Courage with no hope has no meaning.  A life believed to have no meaning lacks trust.  Fear creates a failure to trust. Hurt comes from hurt feelings.  Pain causes unpleasant emotion. Emotional deflection creates chaos.  Communication becomes broken.  Understanding turns into loneliness.  Defensiveness bleeds into division.  Urgency replaces clarity.  Wounds become...

    October 10, 2019


    I do not remember much about my childhood. 

    That is what we say sometimes about our initial exposure and most critical years of life.  Occasionally we may sum it up to a neutral phrase of our childhood being, "fine or normal."  Some of us might feel that it "sucked" or had parents that should not have had children. Yet none of that truly conveys how you, the individual that you are today, came to be. How do we not...

    October 2, 2019

    There is an inner hurt that has been poked when we find ourselves reacting defensively in any given interaction. When we feel like we have to defend or protect ourselves after speaking to or dealing with someone, it is usually because of some kind of pain we have that lays dormant within us. Sometimes we even silence ourselves in an attempt to prevent an unpleasant reaction in someone else, mistakenly believing that...

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