CONSCIOUS COUNSELING / A NEW WAY TO EXPAND EXPAND ‚Äì to open up, broaden, develop, grow. CONTRACT‚Äì to diminish, close, restrict, lessen. CAUSES of contraction ‚Äì anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, separation and loss, work stress, significant life changes‚Ä¶. You are multi-dimensional. You are filled with thoughts, feelings, hopes and desires. You have challenges/obstacles that prevent you from getting to where you want to be. You want to live a happier life, more satisfying relationships or a more fulfilling job. You want to be at peace. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.” George Elliot.ROBIN TRAIGER, LCSW, BCD, is a licensed psychotherapist with over thirty-five years of experience as a therapist, supervisor and administrator. She works holistically with adolescents and adults with a variety of issues including: women‚Äôs issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation/loss, LGBT, marital conflict, spirituality and more.