Alan Bernstein LCSW, PC

My practice has developed specifically to enrich Freud's two criteria for the realized individual: the ability to love and to work.

I am a psychotherapist and career development authority with a practice in New York City. I enjoy bringing the skills of a psycho­therapist—analyzing motivation, exploring conflict—into the workplace arena as well as in my office. I have considered, in books and articles, ways to leverage peoples’ transition skills while containing their ambi­valence toward change. My practice includes people contemplating career shifts as well as career development. In addition, as our society ages, I have seen the passion older people have for reinvention and developed a program and book to address this life stage. Read more about me.

Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work - Alan Bernstein

Mastering the Art of Quitting:
Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work

Authors Alan Bernstein and Peg Streep show us how to let go when we need to and how to start over. A guide to increasing our emotional and mental flexibility, assessing our goals, and knowing when to hang in or bail out, it tackles our tendencies to over­analyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on situations we actually need to avoid. In a culture which perceives quitting as a last resort, the authors show that it's an essential tool for a happy and successful life.
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