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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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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How Thinking Systemically Can Help LGBT Families

How Thinking Systemically Can Help LGBT Families

How Thinking Systemically Can Help LGBT Families Have you ever heard of systemic therapy? Do you know what thinking systemically entails? Have you ever given any thought to how many systems exist in one family? If you have never heard of these concepts, it is completely fine (I had never

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Transgender Care and Trauma

Transgender Care and Trauma

Transgender Care and Trauma There are many assumptions that many people in the general population have about those who are in the transgender community. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions can come into the therapy process as well. One of these assumptions involves trauma and gender identity outside of a cisgender

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4 Ways Sex Therapy Can Help With Erectile Dysfunction

4 Ways Sex Therapy Can Help With Erectile Dysfunction

4 Ways Sex Therapy Can Help With Erectile Dysfunction For men who contend with Erectile Dysfunction (ED), this problem can cause serious shame and stress. For some it leads to relationship problems. For others, it can lead to serious anxiety surrounding sex. Therapy can help work with the body in

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Finding the Positives for Reprieve

Finding the Positives for Reprieve

Finding the Positives for Reprieve Inside and outside of the therapy office, I see many people struggle to find the positives. We’re a little hardwired to tap into the negatives around us. Our systems are built to protect us. This can mean staying out of situations that can lead to

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