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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Titrating Experiences for Emotional Healing

Titrating Experiences for Emotional Healing

Titrating Experiences for Emotional Healing In Somatic Experiencing, we use a term called “titration.” In chemistry, if you mix too much of one chemical in with another at one time, the beaker could explode. The reaction is too big or too intense. Something similar can happen when people are processing

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Knowing the Root Cause of Your Addiction

Knowing the Root Cause of Your Addiction

Knowing the Root Cause of Your Addiction When focusing on making changes to addictive patterns of behavior, the behavior itself tends to take center stage. Whether it’s compulsive sexual behavior, alcohol use, drug use, or gambling, the natural thing is to want to disrupt the pattern of behavior. After all,

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What Leads to Low Sexual Desire?

What Leads to Low Sexual Desire?

What Leads to Low Sexual Desire? Low sexual desire can take a relationship that feels hopeful and compatible, and make it feel frustrating and even hopeless. Sometimes there are simple reasons that this is a problem. However, there are also situations where low sexual desire is caused by deeper, more

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Rekindling Your Relationship While in Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery

Rekindling Your Relationship While in Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery

Rekindling Your Relationship While in Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery Whether you’re in recovery for a sex or porn addiction, or you’re in a relationship with someone who is, it can be difficult to rekindle your relationship. When a relationship has dealt with these issues, there are often a series

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Why the 5 Love Languages Fail for Many Couples

Why the 5 Love Languages Fail for Many Couples

Why the 5 Love Languages Fail for Many Couples The 5 Love Languages is a phenomenon in the field of marriages and relationships. It makes sense. The types are an interesting way of categorizing communication preferences in people. Because the majority of relationship issues are related to communication problems, it’s

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Feel Like Your Conversations Go Nowhere? Share How You Feel

Feel Like Your Conversations Go Nowhere? Share How You Feel

Feel Like Your Conversations Go Nowhere? Share How You Feel When people are asked how they feel, they often respond with a thought. We all have a tendency to this. Instead of sharing our emotional experiences, we share a thought or perception about it. Honestly, it’s just a way that

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The Key to Sexual Desire is Responsibility

The Key to Sexual Desire is Responsibility

The Key to Sexual Desire is Responsibility Frustration is the most common reason that I see couples who are dealing with low sexual desire. One person is frustrated with the other person. In fact, both are usually frustrated with each other. They struggle to sexually connect, but don’t know what

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The Importance of a Sexual Compulsivity Relapse Prevention Plan

The Importance of a Sexual Compulsivity Relapse Prevention Plan

The Importance of a Sexual Compulsivity Relapse Prevention Plan Stopping a behavior pattern isn’t an easy thing to do. It’s also not enough to just stop the behavior. Stopping the behavior pattern is the first hurdle. However, making an ongoing change is another challenge altogether. This is where many people

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6 Rules for a Successful Open Relationship

6 Rules for a Successful Open Relationship

6 Rules for a Successful Open Relationship Can open relationships ever work? Of course they can, if they are consensual. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t come with their own set of complications. Unfortunately, many people stumble into this territory with feelings of betrayal and lost trust. Open relationships

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