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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Shame and Sexual Dysfunction

Shame and Sexual Dysfunction In our sex therapy work with sexual dysfunctions, we find that shame is not far behind. We are taught that sex should just work. If you love someone and you’re attracted to them, your body should just do what you want it to do, right? Unfortunately,

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The Power of Talk: How to Improve Your Ability to Voice Your Concerns

The Power of Talk: How to Improve Your Ability to Voice Your Concerns You are sitting at your desk, rocking nervously in your chair, replaying the conversation between you and a coworker on a loop. You should say something, something to express your discomfort with the statements made, but how?

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Traumatic Shame in Living with HIV

Traumatic Shame in Living with HIV Over the past 2 decades, there have been tremendous advancements in the treatment of HIV. Despite this, there is still a lot of shame that people live with when they have HIV. HIV is associated with illness and even something as silly as “sexual

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Is Your Relationship in Trouble? – 7 Signs It’s Time to Seek a Marriage Therapist

Is Your Relationship in Trouble? – 7 Signs It’s Time to Seek a Marriage Therapist For better or worse. Through sickness and health. The vows you make to your spouse look differently in the everyday practice of marriage. All marriages and relationships experience highs and lows, but sometimes you need

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Sexual Healing: What Are the Secrets to Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction?

Sexual Healing: What Are the Secrets to Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be an embarrassing condition that proves detrimental to a man’s self-confidence. Even though you may feel alienated by experiencing ED, it is not an uncommon condition. In fact, 52 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction, according

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