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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Therapy for Lesbian Couples: Challenges That Often Get Ignored

Therapy for Lesbian Couples: Challenges That Often Get Ignored

Therapy for Lesbian Couples: Challenges That Often Get Ignored Whether you are in a heterosexual or same-sex relationship, every couple experiences joys and struggles. Every relationship starts with the nerves of a first date, grows into a partnership, and reaches various milestones along the way. Although both heterosexual and same-sex

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Should You Share Your Desires for Kink with Your Partner?

Should You Share Your Desires for Kink with Your Partner?

Should You Share Your Desires for Kink with Your Partner? Most people have desire that goes beyond what they would actually engage in. Many also have desires that go beyond their relationship agreements. Sadly, this can keep people from opening up about non-traditional arousal. Not all desire is meant to

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6 Ways that Family Therapy Can Help Enhance Your Recovery from an Addiction

6 Ways that Family Therapy Can Help Enhance Your Recovery from an Addiction

6 Ways that Family Therapy Can Help Enhance Your Recovery from an Addiction Addiction is a heartbreaking disease.According to the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative, it affects more than 23 million Americans. But it is not just the addict who suffers from the turmoil of addiction. Family members

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Self-Care During the Holidays

Self-Care During the Holidays

Self-Care During the Holidays The holiday season can come with a lot of stress. Perfectionism and anxiety can take over, while trying to make the perfect meal, find the perfect gifts, and create the most perfect memories. Call it socialized pressure from long-term expectations that we have always just known

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Finding and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem When Transgender

Finding and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem When Transgender

Finding and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem When Transgender Finding authenticity can be a beautiful thing. It can open up a world of possibilities, including that connection that we all need. However, it can also be filled with challenges and can be extremely isolating as well. For people who are transgender, there

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Holidays and Knowing Your Place in Recovery and In Your Family

Holidays and Knowing Your Place in Recovery and In Your Family

Holidays and Knowing Your Place in Recovery and In Your Family For those who are in recovery, the holidays can be a complicated time. There have often been discoveries and disclosure, which can dramatically shift the dynamics of your relationships. This can be true of marriages and romantic relationships, but

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Emotional Mindfulness can Lead to Healing

Emotional Mindfulness can Lead to Healing

Emotional Mindfulness can Lead to Healing Our emotions can be bound in a way that can cause a lot of problems in our lives. Without release, these emotions can wreak havoc on your relationships and your life. Many times, this is because these emotions get tucked away into the background.

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Staying with the Emotional Process… Where Less is More

Staying with the Emotional Process... Where Less is More

Staying with the Emotional Process… Where Less is More When working through any problem, many people want to blaze through the issue that they are facing. This makes sense. When we’re experiencing discomfort, our natural response is to speed up to get out of it. It is no different when

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Identities versus Authenticity

Identities versus Authenticity

Identities versus Authenticity Many of us struggle to show who we are, without judging ourselves, or focusing on the judgments that others will have about us. Thus, we can build up identities of how we want people to see us. This can range from a few aspects of who we

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7 Lost Lessons of the Harvey Weinstein Controversy

7 Lost Lessons of the Harvey Weinstein Controversy

7 Lost Lessons of the Harvey Weinstein Controversy As you probably have read, there are many opinions being shared in relation to Harvey Weinstein, and the allegations and controversy surrounding him at this time. These types of controversies can make us question ourselves and others. In typical fashion, this situation

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