Affinity Therapy Services
Helping you to succeed in work, love, and play.
Ross Grossman, BFA, MA, LMFT is a life coach and licensed psychotherapist specializing in groups, individuals, couples and family therapy, utilizing hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapy and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.
Coping with a Pandemic
If you are a living, breathing human being there’s no way it hasn’t affected you.
You cannot escape it.
It’s on everyone’s lips and everyone’s screens.
The Novel CoronaVirus.
And it is–
And while handling the Pandemic is very important, you have an even MORE IMPORTANT OPPONENT to contend with.
Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming.
Anger and depression are not uncommon.
And too, some of us are experiencing the extremes of Outrage and Apathy.
Let’s face it–Going through this pandemic can be a lonely road to travel.
It’s easy to feel alone, overwhelmed and misunderstood.
There are 3 Proven Methods for keeping your brain SANE–and PUNCHING OUT THE PANIC–even in the midst of a worldwide Pandemic.
And trust me, I’m going to give you these 3 Methods to PUNCH OUT Pandemic Panic.
If you’re going for the KNOCKOUT PUNCH, you’re going to have to study your OPPONENT.
Who’s the OPPONENT?
Why your IRRATIONAL THINKING of course!
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Faking Orgasms. When is it the Right Thing to Do? And when is it just plain wrong?
Women Do It.
Men Do It.
Is there an absolute right and wrong to it?
Read on and find out!
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It’s Valentine’s Day and You’re Pissed.
You’re seeing couples all over the place…Hugging, holding hands, kissing–way too much.
You’ve fallen into a rut, and you are only now realzing it!
And you may even have started, almost unconsciously acting in a way that is guaranteed to be a Relationship Killer.
What’s a Relationship Killer?
A Relationship Killer is an attitude or behavior that is almost guaranteed to nuke your relationship to kingdom Come. It’s something you do or don’t do to show your partner that they aren’t important, special or unique.
So let’s run through them..
And hey, if you want to bomb your relationship to hell, here’s the guide. Click on the picture above!
Has a therapist ever told you to give someone an ultimatum?
In this episode of Rational Animal we review an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and the buffoonery practiced by these 2 therapists–and its devastating consequences to Larry’s marriage. Check it out!
Are You in Valentine’s Day Relationship Burnout?
Valentine’s Day looms near…
You look across the dinner table.
And there they are. Your spouse. Your live-in partner.
You study their face and their mannerisms.
No feelings. No passion. No…spark.
Let’s face it.
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and you’re in Relationship Burnout.
Good News! There is a way out. In fact, there are 8 ways to avoid Relationship Burnout and possibly to bring your relationship back from the dead.
You just blew it.
You’ve ruined everything.
You lost the big financial deal.
Or you made a bad decision and you’ve lost the love of your life.
Or you said something rotten and lost an important relationship.
Or you did that compulsive behavior you promised you’d never do…You gambled, you over-ate, you over-sexed, you used that substance.
Or maybe you crashed the car.
Or you invested in a terrible stock.
As human beings we tend to overcompensate for errors and mistakes by committing self-torture.
The worst part of self blaming and shaming?
It actually makes us less likely to succeed at our goals.
So how do we get out of this mess?
Through the following 20 Rational Thinking and Behavioral Methods we can absolutely change our thoughts, feelings and behaviors!
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We often hold judges and their ‘judgments’ in contempt. But how often have we considered the difficulty and the responsibility of the unsung Child Custody Court Judge? Could you do this job even for a day? Click and see…
HELP! I Just Discovered My Therapist is Just a Human Being!!! Should a Therapist be an Authority Figure or A Human Being?
As a therapist I sometimes encounter patients who come to me seeking an authority figure. Now don’t misunderstand…I have worked for several decades as a therapist, hypnotherapist and life coach, helping adults and children face difficult behaviors, thoughts and uncomfortable emotions.
As a human being however, I too have thoughts, feelings, fears vulnerabilities, sensitivities and demands. So how am I different from my clients)?
Do you feel you wasted your time over the last year? Its the beginning of a New Year. If you’re like most people, you’ve taken a few moments (before drinking yourself into a NYE Revelers Oblivion) to pause and look back on your accomplishments over the last year. Perhaps you can look back with pride at a job well done, at actions taken to advance your career, nurture your relationships, gain new skills, or invest in your future.
But for many, reviewing the last year leaves them cold. As they look back, they realize “What the hell did I do with my time? Where did that year go? I’m not signficantly closer to my dreams, goals or aspirations. How did I get into this position?
Part of the problem is a lack of awareness of TIME–and with that lack comes a poor use of that precious resource.
Life Coach Ross Grossman, MA,LMFT assists you with tips and techniques to manage your time and your life.
Weight Loss FAILS? New Years Resolutions Secret Sauce for Success–MATH. Cant seem to lose that last 10 pounds or that first 100 pounds? LIfe Coach teaches you how to stop procrastinating on weight loss for your New Years Resolutons!