Rebecca Wong on Anxiety, Intimacy and Relationships

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How To Show Up For Your Relationship

Relationship skills don’t always come naturally. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist, about relationships, intimacy, anxiety, building healthy boundaries, communicating effectively, bringing mindfulness into the moment and more.

The truth of it is that most of us have had a relational trauma.
— Rebecca Wong, LCSW

Show Notes:

Feeling intimately connected with yourself and others is an important part of feeling safe and secure in the world. Unfortunately, not everyone grows up being taught effective communication skills and how to build healthy boundaries—but it’s never too late to learn. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., and her guest Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist from New Paltz, N.Y., explore how anxiety affects intimate relationships, how it shows up and the tools and techniques you can use to start healing.

Listen and learn:

  1. Why anxiety is hardwired into our brains—especially for new mothers

  2. The two kinds of self-esteem: which is helpful and which may sabotage our happiness

  3. The two kinds of boundaries and why we need to bring them into balance

  4. How a “feedback loop” can be the key to reworking your relationship

  5. What each step in a healthy feedback loop sounds like and what it achieves

  6. The 8 basic emotions and how to talk about them with your partner

  7. How our “relational lens” colors how we see the world — and our relationships

  8. Why the practice of Relational Life Therapy can be incredibly healing

  9. The 3 versions of your Self — and which one you want to show up

  10. The important role that re-parenting yourself plays in improving your relationship

  11. How the three qualities of good parenting can serve your adult Self

  12. The range of support — from new tools to intensive exploration — that is available in couples therapy

  13. Who needs to do the work in couples therapy

Learn More

> Rebecca Wong’s Connectfulness® website

> Rebecca Wong’s bio

> Practice of Being Seen podcast

> Terry Real

> Pia Melody

> Progression Counseling


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