Welcome to Holistic Divorce Counseling
Holistic Psychotherapist Nicole S. Urdang, MS, NCC, DHM, LMHC.
The purpose of Holistic Divorce Counseling is to provide support, resources, and comfort for all life’s issues and transitions, not just the cosmic hazing of divorce.
A mantra is simply a melody of the mind. Annemaree Rowley Think of mantras as ancient affirmations. They are powerful, concentrate one’s attention on a desired goal, and calm the mind-body. I am partial to using Sanskrit mantras as Sanskrit is a sacred language, and these mantras have been helping people for millennia. Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s […]
Hillary Rodham Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Abigail Trafford claims “It takes two to get married, but you get divorced by yourself.” I believe it takes a village to get divorced. Here’s my list of the supporting cast necessary to help you through divorce, […]
Whether you are recovering from a grave illness, death of a partner, or divorce, all necessitate remaking your life. You, alone, have the power to creatively and uniquely design the life you want. Here are some questions to consider as you embark on that path: 1. Am I exerting an appropriate amount of choice and […]
There is little compelling literature on the effects of divorce on adult children, though you can be sure there are consequences. Judith Wallerstein’s bleak statistics notwithstanding, no one really knows what’s better for children: staying in a disturbed household with unhappy parents or dealing with the chaos of divorce. Naturally, things are different if the […]
The universe will bring your desires to fruition once you practice getting the message out, but you also have to notice when your wishes are granted. This last part may sound really obvious, but it isn’t. It’s imperative you pay attention. We often overlook opportunities. Once you ask for something be aware of whether […]
There are many jewels in the AA program. One of my favorites is : Fake it ’til you make it. Contrary to what you might think, this doesn’t mean you are being phony. It is simply practicing a new way of thinking, or a new behavior, in the hope that it will become second […]
No matter how old you are there is still a little child inside you. He or she craves truth and fairness. Who hasn’t heard the lament “That’s not fair!” yelled in a playground or schoolroom? Craving truth seems to be innate. That’s why betrayal, whose coin of the realm is lying, goes against our grain […]
Apparently, my tea drinking grandmother was right: tea really is relaxing. British researchers found regular consumption of tea normalized levels of stress hormones, and lowered blood pressure and heart rate. While I don’t need a study’s stamp of approval to tell me what I already intuitively know, it doesn’t hurt when science corroborates inner wisdom. […]
The Dalai Lama once said that happiness is contentment. But how does one cultivate contentment? Gratitude is a good place to start. Whatever is true for you now, whatever challenges you are facing, you can always find dozens of things for which to be grateful. Can you see? Hear? Taste? Touch? Breathe? Feel an emotion? […]
I recently came across some interesting research on how to enhance your crying jags. If you are grief-stricken from a recent loss it helps to know how to maximize the benefits of weeping. William H. Frey II, a biochemist at the University of Minnesota, proposed that people feel better after crying due to the elimination […]
Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM is a Holistic Psychotherapist in Buffalo, NY. She holds a New York state license in mental health counseling and a doctorate in homeopathic medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy.
As an Associate Fellow at the Albert Ellis Institute Nicole trained with the founder of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy for over 25 years.
Nicole has studied psychology, philosophy, yoga, nutrition, clinical hypnosis, journaling, dream analysis, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Sexuality and Gender Issues at the Kinsey Institute, Inner Child work, Internal Family Systems, Bach Flower Essences, herbs, Tapping (EFT), homeopathy, meditation, Sanskrit mantras, and yogic breath work all of which inform her holistic approach to mind-body issues.
In the early 1980s she created and hosted one of the country’s first call-in radio counseling shows on WKBW.
If you live outside the greater Buffalo-Niagara area and would like to speak with Nicole, you can schedule a phone session. Contact information is available on goodtherapy.org or just call 716-882-0848.