Vantage Point Counseling Services Blog

Vantage Point Counseling Services Blog

This page is dedicated to discussing current events and topics of interest relating to psychotherapy, counseling, and other advice and help for issues relating to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships, and sexual issues. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments. This page will be updated often, so please check back frequently. Click on the title to be directed to the article you are interested in reading about below.

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How You Can Truly Empathize With Those You Don’t Agree With

How You Can Truly Empathize With Those You Don’t Agree With

How You Can Truly Empathize With Those You Don’t Agree With Have you ever been in a situation in which, while trying to comfort or resolve an argument with your significant other, you are accused of being insensitive or trying to “fix” the situation? Are you quick to defend yourself

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Women, How Can You Use Your Voice Effectively With an Intense Partner?

Women, How Can You Use Your Voice Effectively With an Intense Partner?

Women, How Can You Use Your Voice Effectively With an Intense Partner? There is a myth of the woman who has it all. She works a high-powered job, cares for the children and the home, manages to stay in shape and fashionable. Her greatest ability of all? Knowing exactly what

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What to Expect from Sex Addiction Therapy

What to Expect from Sex Addiction Therapy

What to Expect from Sex Addiction Therapy Entering into sex addiction therapy can be one of the most intimidating and vulnerable decisions. Many come into therapy because they are at a crossroads in their relationship. If you’re one of these people, you might be invested in therapy, but not sure

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I’ve Just Cheated on My Partner—Should I Tell?

I’ve Just Cheated on My Partner—Should I Tell?

I’ve Just Cheated on My Partner—Should I Tell? Cheating is a hurdle that is difficult to get over. Feelings of betrayal, resentment, and guilt can prove toxic to a once happy relationship. It is no surprise that for those who cheat, the reason that they do not come clean to

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Avoiding Conflict: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Save But Sabotage Relationships

Avoiding Conflict: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Save But Sabotage Relationships

Avoiding Conflict: 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Save But Sabotage Relationships We cherish our relationships during their “honeymoon” phase because they, typically, are all about discovering new things about one another, bounding over similarities, and having fun. Then, one day, conflict arises. Not a little argument but a real conflict.

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Having Trouble Accepting Yourself as Transgender or Non-Binary? – What You Can Do

Having Trouble Accepting Yourself as Transgender or Non-Binary? – What You Can Do

Having Trouble Accepting Yourself as Transgender or Non-Binary? – What You Can Do Society has made great leaps and bounds towards accepting people who identify as transgender or non-binary. Yet, although there is growing advocacy and pride for transgender and non-binary communities, it does not mean that your individual road

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Ways that Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Can Help Gay and Lesbian Couples

Ways that Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Can Help Gay and Lesbian Couples

Ways that Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Can Help Gay and Lesbian Couples by Ian Hammonds When coming into therapy, many couples want to know how their couples therapy will be approached. Couples come into therapy for a variety of reasons. Hurt feelings, resentment, betrayal, and ambivalence. One of the approaches

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Identifying and Overcoming BS to Save Your Relationships

Identifying and Overcoming BS to Save Your Relationships

Identifying and Overcoming BS to Save Your Relationships It’s almost impossible to avoid letting our current cultural and political climate seep into our relationships. Maybe we’re wired to focus on opposites and ignore the middle. We can jump to conclusions and forget how complex the middle really is. Or maybe

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Unhealthy Habits: How to Recognize When They Prevent You From Being You

Unhealthy Habits: How to Recognize When They Prevent You From Being You

Unhealthy Habits: How to Recognize When They Prevent You From Being You Unhealthy habits come in a wide variety. Some habits, such as biting your nails, may not seem as detrimental as lying or an addiction. Because there are varying degrees of how your unhealthy habits affect you, it can

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Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy

Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy

Overcoming Betrayal and Entering Therapy For so many partners of addicts, entering into therapy can seem so overwhelming. It feel like you’re just trying to hold the fabric of your life, and maybe even your family together. The idea of participating in therapy can be so overwhelming. It can feel

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