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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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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Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change

Motivation to Change Finding motivation to make changes can be difficult. It can also be contradictory. For example, in therapy, many clients will come with the belief that they want to make changes. In fact, a part of them does know that change would help them, benefit their lives, and

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Can Sex Ever Be Good Enough?

Can Sex Ever Be Good Enough?

Can Sex Ever Be Good Enough? Last Friday, Phillip McCulley and I had a chance to participate in a training offered by Barry McCarthy. McCarthy is a well-known sex therapist, who offers training on different approaches that can help with sexual dysfunction. In this coursework, McCarthy talked about a concept

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Cancer and the Aftereffects

Cancer and the Aftereffects

Cancer and the Aftereffects The impact of cancer can last for years after the actual diagnosis. This can impact your self-esteem, your relationships, and sexuality. It can increase a feeling of vulnerability, relating to a sense of being out of control. Every year, thousands are diagnosed. Despite this, the experience

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Sexual Compulsivity and What Makes Sense to You

Sexual Compulsivity and What Makes Sense to You

Sexual Compulsivity and What Makes Sense to You In this video, Michael Salas talks about personal considerations that you need to make regarding sexual compulsivity. Because opinions can differ greatly within the therapy community, it can be confusing to figure out what path you should go on. Here are considerations

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The Power of Accepting Influence

The Power of Accepting Influence

The Power of Accepting Influence Relationship therapists and experts John and Julie Gottman utilize a concept of healthy relationships that is based on their research. One of the areas that can either enhance a relationship or decrease closeness in a relationship is the acceptance of influence from a partner. In

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Taking Steps to Connect Is All About Accepting Fear

Taking Steps to Connect Is All About Accepting Fear

Taking Steps to Connect Is All About Accepting Fear I recently came across a request from a journalist who was asking for ways that people can be “fearless” when trying to connect or make changes in their lives. It’s understandable to want to erase fear from your life when stepping

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The Real Danger of “50 Shades of Grey” Has Nothing to Do with Kink

The Real Danger of "50 Shades of Grey" Has Nothing to Do with Kink

The Real Danger of “50 Shades of Grey” Has Nothing to Do with Kink Some have credited 50 Shades of Grey for bringing kink awareness into the mainstream. Despite this, there are people and professionals who continue to view such expression as unhealthy. This makes kink a taboo and sometimes

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