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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Technology Ruining Your Love Life? – The Pros and Cons of Digital Relationships

Technology Ruining Your Love Life? – The Pros and Cons of Digital Relationships

Technology Ruining Your Love Life? – The Pros and Cons of Digital Relationship In a world of ever-changing innovation and advancements in technology, it’s no wonder our relationships are being affected in both good and bad ways. The tech world can have a strong impact on your love life. In

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7 Effective Strategies to Help You Fight Less and Love More

7 Effective Strategies to Help You Fight Less and Love More

7 Effective Strategies to Help You Fight Less and Love More The day has been a hectic one. You sat in unbearable morning traffic, dealt with a difficult client, and felt unappreciated by your boss. You come home at the end of the day, seeking relief, only to find dishes

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When Your Partner Suffers from Depression—Be Supportive While Keeping Healthy Boundaries

When Your Partner Suffers from Depression—Be Supportive While Keeping Healthy Boundaries

When Your Partner Suffers from Depression—Be Supportive While Keeping Healthy Boundaries Watching someone you love suffer from depression can be as devastating for you as it is for them. You might be struggling with what role to take—the drill sergeant that tells them to buck up, the nurse who takes

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Nurturing Intimacy: How to Initiate Sex in a Long-Term Relationship

Nurturing Intimacy: How to Initiate Sex in a Long-Term Relationship

Nurturing Intimacy: How to Initiate Sex in a Long-Term Relationship The beginning of every relationship starts with the mystery and the discovery of who your partner is. Exploring what they like usually generates excitement, play, and desire. This passion fuels your relationship and stands in the place of things yet

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Coming Out: 5 Practical Ways to Handling Unaccepting Family Members

Coming Out: 5 Practical Ways to Handling Unaccepting Family Members

Coming Out: 5 Practical Ways to Handling Unaccepting Family Members The decision to share your sexual orientation with friends and family is a big step for many people. You may worry about how your loved ones react, what questions they will have, and most importantly if they will accept you

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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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