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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Are You Battling Perfectionism? – How to Come Off the Winner

Are You Battling Perfectionism? – How to Come Off the Winner

Are You Battling Perfectionism? – How to Come Off the Winner For many of us, when we think of a perfectionist we imagine a person who has it all—a high-powered job, a pristine house, and an organized life. However, for those with perfectionism, the reality is far less sweet. The

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Should You Get Back Together After Breaking Up? – Ask Yourself These Questions

Should You Get Back Together After Breaking Up? – Ask Yourself These Questions

Should You Get Back Together After Breaking Up? – Ask Yourself These Questions Ending a relationship is a difficult process that tests both your emotional and intellectual stamina. You must begin again, discovering what life will look like once your partner is gone. For some, this time apart reinforces the

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How to Add Kink to Your Relationship Without Destroying It

How to Add Kink to Your Relationship Without Destroying It With Mr. Grey’s debut in the movie series, 50 Shades of Grey, kinky sex has become popularized in a way that brings it out of the closet and into the light. Couples are becoming increasingly interested and comfortable exploring the possible

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Relationship Issues: When Does Porn Use Become a Problem?

Relationship Issues: When Does Porn Use Become a Problem?

Relationship Issues: When Does Porn Use Become a Problem? As a kid, you might remember searching for your dad’s stack of Playboy magazines in the garage or the adult section of the video store hidden behind a velvet curtain. Today, however, porn is much more readily accessible with online sites

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What do Emotions Have to do with Sexual Dysfunction?

What do Emotions Have to do with Sexual Dysfunction?

What do Emotions Have to do with Sexual Dysfunction? If you watch TV for any length of time, you’ll see a commercial for common sexual dysfunctions. You’ll see clinics who advertise the use of hormones to “treat” sexual dysfunctions. However, few will advertise the importance of your emotions in dealing

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How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Relationship Mistakes

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Relationship Mistakes

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Relationship Mistakes We all want to be successful in our relationships. When a relationship has lost its strength and passion, we may turn to grand gestures as the solution. However, the most common relationship mistakes are ones that neglect the modes in which

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Share, Learn, and Support: How Group Therapy Can Benefit Gay Men

Share, Learn, and Support: How Group Therapy Can Benefit Gay Men

Share, Learn, and Support: How Group Therapy Can Benefit Gay Men Do you find yourself struggling to connect with others? Is it difficult to build intimate relationships with other men? Are you feeling burdened by the obstacles of your past? Coming-out, though an important step, is not always the hardest

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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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