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.
NOTE: While the date of this post is 2008, it is regularly updated. Newer quotes are added to the bottom of the page. I’m a quote-a-holic. I believe in the power of words to reshape thoughts, thereby changing our feelings and perceptions. Here are some of my favorites. What the caterpillar calls the […]
When mired in unhappiness and disappointment it’s hard to imagine a future replete with joy; but, one does exist. You can jump-start its arrival by creating a vision board. Get a big piece of sturdy cardboard or poster board. Something that can be leaned against a wall and remain stable. Gather all the […]
We can speculate as to why people drop you when you’re going through a divorce–they’re threatened, they liked your spouse better, they don’t have the energy to support you on your emotional roller coaster–but the reasons are really immaterial. The bottom line is some people will abandon you in your greatest time of need. This […]
The following is a widely varied list of books and CDs I recommend during divorce or any other period of transformation. HOW TO STUBBORNLY REFUSE TO MAKE YOURSELF MISERABLE ABOUT ANYTHING, YES, ANYTHING! by Albert Ellis, PhD. The father of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (the precursor to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy) explains how your thoughts create how […]
For thousands of years yogis have known the amazing benefits of breath work. Science has corroborated these techniques with data about the nervous system; specifically, the ability of certain breath practices to actually switch the body from the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight, or freeze) to the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). As few […]
THIS MANIFESTO, A SET OF GENTLE REMINDERS, HELPS SUPPORT AND GUIDE YOU IN YOUR QUEST FOR YOUR TRUE SELF. I NURTURE COMPASSION FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS I SET BOUNDARIES AND HONOR THEM I ALLOW ALL OF MY FEELINGS WITHOUT CRITICISM I ACCEPT MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY […]
AFFIRMATIONS It’s best to pick the ones that really speak to you now and read them aloud two to three times a day. It is natural for things to turn out well for me I don’t have to figure it all out now I have a fulfilling life and enrich other people’s lives I assume […]
I made this ultra-rich cake from culinate.com, and ate it a la mode every night during my divorce. It’s a big spirit lifter. It keeps for two weeks in the fridge and can be rejuvenated by nuking individual portions for 10-11 seconds. I use 70% dark chocolate to maximize the intensity. To cut it more […]
Yoga is one of the most loving gifts you will ever bestow upon yourself. There’s no better time than now to get started. Yoga is aerobic, strengthens all your muscles, improves flexibility, calms your nervous system, connects you to your true self, and gives you the best relationship to your body you could possibly have. […]
Keeping a dream journal allows you access to what Freud called the “royal road to the unconscious.” While I am not a Freudian, he did have a point. By trawling through your dreams you can get in touch with what you’re really thinking and feeling. In addition, dream work allows the conscious and unconscious parts […]
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.