Affinity Therapy Services
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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.
Why do most New Years Resolutions to exercise end in FAILS?
Because they were DUMB. Want to have SMARTER resolutions this year? We’ve got the secret sauce to stick with your exercise resolution this year! You can truly overcome fitness procrastination with SMARTER goals!
So You’re Alone on Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza, Ramadan. How to Get Over The Holiday Blues PART II. Behaviors that will get you through the Holidays in one piece!
So You’re Alone on Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza, Ramadan. How to Get Over The Holiday Blues PART II. Thoughts and attitudes that will help you reduce your sadness,,loneliness, depression or anger and get you through the Holidays in one piece!
You just found out your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, signifcant other, domestic partner has lost their parent, their grandparent or a sibling. You’re standing on the sidelines and wondering–what’s my role here while my partner is suffering? How do I help them with their grief? How do I help? In particular, you may not have known the deceased very well and may feel somewhat awkward about how to heal your partner’s wounds.
Today I’m going to offer you some methods and attitudes that will help you to help your loved one through this difficult transition of overwhelming grieving.
Sometimes, after we lose a loved one, we must consider what to do with their electronic, digital identities and digital memories online. Do we want to be reminded regularly by our social media accounts that our deceased loved one is one of our friends?
Here are methods for saving, memorializing or deleting your loved one’s account after their death.
Should a Woman Seek a Male or Female Psychotherapist?
Should a Woman see a female or a male therapist?
One of the initial decisions she must make is choosing the gender of her therapist. There are potential advantages and disadvantages to either choice. It’s important to remember that each psychotherapist and patient are different. There is no gender difference assignment written in stone. This list, by its very nature, is overly general and speaks to potential, not necessarily actual advantages or disadvantages.
What happens when you and your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend doesnt have the same attitude towards planning goals and personal responsibility that you do? How can you cope when you both have different timelines for goal achievement and seem to have different value systems? Read more and find out what you can do to improve the situation!
WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SEX/LOVE VALUES ARE?
One way to do this is to ask, ‘if your lover(s) were to talk about you as a lover, what would be the qualities you would want them to say you had?’ There’s no defined limit on the qualities that YOU may wish to have in your behavior but let’s look at a few that MIGHT come up:
How do you want to treat yourself?
The World around you?
What are the QUALITIES you want to embody?
What sort of person do you want to be? What kind of father, son, mate, husband, wife, daughter, mother, co-worker, supervisor do you want to be?
What do you want to stand for in life? Model for yourself and others?
VALUES are your COMPASS for how you want to show up in the world.
Want to know more? Read on!
The social and emotional reinforcement of Social Media and electronic communication is changing couple’s interactions and communication. In fact, it’s leading many to interact electronically before, during and after connecting with their dates and mates.
In my private practice as a licensed psychotherapist and couples therapist I see the daily effects of Social Media use on communication, both good and bad. Here are some of the pitfalls and solutions of Electronic and Social Media (cel phones,laptops,desktops, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) in Coupledom: