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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Covert Abuse: Recognizing and Understanding its Impact

Covert Abuse: Recognizing and Understanding its Impact

Covert Abuse: Recognizing and Understanding its Impact When someone hears the word “abuse”, typically their mind jumps to hitting, punching, or some other form of physical boundary violation. However, studies are finding that abuse covers a much broader spectrum than just physical or sexual trauma. Covert abuse is understood as putting a

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Spending a Holiday Alone

Spending a Holiday Alone

Spending a Holiday Alone The holidays are portrayed as a time for family, joy, fun, and celebration. However, not everyone can spend time with their families for various reasons. Some can’t financially afford the trek it might take to visit them. Others are isolated from their families for various reasons.

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Passive Aggressiveness and Belligerence… The Dangerous Pair

Passive Aggressiveness and Belligerence... The Dangerous Pair

Passive Aggressiveness and Belligerence… The Dangerous Pair Several years back, I wrote an article on passive aggressive behavior, and thought it was about time to readdress this from a different lens. Passive aggressiveness is often tempting when there is an ongoing conflict in a relationship. Some people actually believe that

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The Toll of Trauma: How to Heal Your Relationship

The Toll of Trauma: How to Heal Your Relationship

The Toll of Trauma: How to Heal Your Relationship When you’re in a relationship with a trauma survivor, there are many obstacles to overcome. Furthermore, it can be difficult to see someone you care about struggling with the impact of trauma or abuse. Still, it’s possible to have a fulfilling, loving, and

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