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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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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7 Things to Remember When You’re Sick

7 Things to Remember When You're Sick

7 Things to Remember When We’re Sick Don’t let anyone tell you that there is no shame in being sick. That’s simply not true. We may feel sadness, sympathy, empathy, or hurt for those who are dealing with illness. When it comes to ourselves being sick, we are not usually

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Heteronormativity: What It Is and How It Affects You

Heteronormativity: What It Is and How It Affects You

Heteronormativity: What It Is and How It Affects You As both an affirmative and a systemic therapist, I hold a high value in not assuming any of my clients’ personal struggles with family, relationships, or individual issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, or loss. This means that I do not

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Sex Goals… Identifying Your Needs Out of Your Sex Therapy

Sex Goals... Identifying Your Needs Out of Your Sex Therapy

Sex Goals… Identifying Your Needs Out of Your Sex Therapy Throughout the therapy process, I will check in with my clients. I regularly ask them what is it that you want. This can be out of therapy, but out of life and relationships as well. On the surface, it sounds

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Gay and Lesbian Dating: Why It Can Feel Difficult

Gay and Lesbian Dating: Why It Can Feel Difficult

Gay and Lesbian Dating: Why It Can Feel Difficult Do you identify as a member of the lesbian and gay community and have found it increasingly tough to find a stable partner? Do you find yourself going on one first date after another and not feel able to see that

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5 Reasons Group Therapy Can Help with Sex and Love Addictions

5 Reasons Group Therapy Can Help with Sex and Love Addictions

5 Reasons Group Therapy Can Help with Sex and Love Addictions In offering group therapy to our clients, it is often unclear to them why group therapy is recommended. Yet in working with issues surrounding sexual addiction, love addictions, and shame and vulnerability, the benefits of these groups has been

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How Couples Therapy Helps Heal Relationships After Cheating

How Couples Therapy Helps Heal Relationships After Cheating

How Couples Therapy Helps Heal Relationships After Cheating Have you recently cheated on your spouse and currently experience deep remorse? Did you know that it can be traumatizing for both the partner who was cheated on as well as the partner who cheated? As a couples therapist, I look at

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Looking at all Sides in Social and Historical Traumas

Looking at all Sides in Social and Historical Traumas

Looking at all Sides in Social and Historical Traumas Our experiences shape us. We have difficulties and challenges that we face from our childhood, on through our adulthood. We have personal experiences that reflect who we are. These experiences can impact how we deal with our friendships, social engagements, careers,

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