Maria Micha

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About Maria Micha

Becoming a psychotherapist was a decision I made early on in life during my late childhood years. It was almost as if I did not have a choice. My true interest in the emotional wellbeing of the people in my environment and my motivation to assist them find solutions to significant life issues, combined with the overwhelming feeling of satisfaction when people found inner peace, made my studies in psychology a necessity.

Why is Work and Career so Important in our lives?

By |August 23rd, 2016|

The development of a professional identity is crucial, as researchers have found that it signifies life contentment and happiness. Likewise, Sigmund Freud identified work and love to be the two powerful methods humans employ in order to gain happiness and keep suffering at bay (Freud, 1930/1989, p 732).

In a similar fashion, Erikson (1950/1963 as cited […]

Impacts of Social Media and Technology on Adolescent Development

By |July 20th, 2016|

An Explanation of the Potential Impacts of Social Media and Technology on Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a life phase of tremendous change – biological, psychological, as well as social and teens must learn to adjust to their emerging bodies and needs (Christie, & Viner, 2005) as well as formulate an identity.

Teenagers are faced with the challenging […]

How Can Parenting Style Influence Your Childs Identity and Emotional Development?

By |June 16th, 2016|

How Can Parenting Style Influence Your Childs Identity and Emotional Development?

Mankind and scientists have been concerned with the answer to the following question: Do children come to this world as tabula rasa (i.e. clean slate) or is their behavior and emotional makeup genetically predetermined?

In order to answer this question psychologists have primarily attempted to define […]

People’s Power to Change

By |June 10th, 2016|

Humans have the power to evolve and change throughout their lifespan. We have the ability to adapt to the new status quo and transform our lives and behavior. I believe that counseling is based on the principle of the human capability to change.

Counselors such as myself can promote mental and emotional health and well-being through […]

Marriage counseling, how it can help and why you shouldn’t feel embarrassed or ashamed.

By |June 10th, 2016|

Marriage is a beautiful institution and should ideally be based on love, respect and mutual understanding. However, the divorce rate is rising worldwide and couples often reach the conclusion that they have grown apart and therefore decide to separate. Successful marriages are a result of the continual support partners offer each other as they go […]

How to survive sexual abuse

By |October 14th, 2015|

Making love to your beloved partner is one of the most beautiful activities for the mind, soul and the body. Yet this divine union can be turned into a nightmare if it’s forced.

Victims of rape and molestation feel out of control, violated, disrespected, constantly threatened and disgusted with their own bodies. The spark in their […]

Hurting your children through your parents

By |September 23rd, 2015|

Have you ever caught yourself using the same hurtful phrases on your kids that your parents used on you?

The first memory of our child is daydreaming looking at the ultrasound photo of our first baby, making plans about the activities we will enjoy together and the love we will shower our child with. On many […]

Abusive relationships and what to do about them

By |September 9th, 2015|

Everybody’s dream is a compassionate, loving, supporting relationship. However, reality often strikes, rearing its ugly head. The romantic words and gestures which our partner used to shower us with are transformed into name calling and diminishing labels. In some cases, physical violence is an integral part of the relationship. Physical abuse is frequently reported to […]

How to survive toxic families

By |April 9th, 2015|

We all dream of being part of a loving, supportive family. A family where we feel cared for and understood. A place where we can find comfort, help and praise when life appears to be challenging. Every human being is entitled to a safe haven which can offer love, compassion and constitute our pillar of […]

Five ways to deal with a passive aggressive boss

By |January 9th, 2015|

Having a passive aggressive boss can make any employee feel drained and unmotivated. Passive aggressive behavior is the indirect expression of hostility.

It can take place through procrastination, sullenness, irritability or ignoring a person or his demands. It often leaves you doubting yourself and your abilities, which leads to increased levels of stress, more mistakes on […]