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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Holiday Recovery… Can It Wait?

Holiday Recovery... Can It Wait?

Holiday Recovery… Can It Wait? From Thanksgiving through the New Year, prioritizing yourself can be a tall order. This is true for everyone, and especially for people who are dealing with an addiction. Whether you are dealing with your own addiction to substances, alcohol, or sex, or you’re in a

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The Underdiagnosis of Substance Use Disorders in Young People

The Underdiagnosis of Substance Use Disorders in Young People

The Underdiagnosis of Substance Use Disorders in Young People What are Substance Use Disorders? Most of us are familiar with the term “substance abuse,” or “addiction,” to refer to someone who has a drug or alcohol-related problem. The term “substance use disorder” is a bit less familiar to many. It’s

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What is Consensual Non-Monogamy?

What is Consensual Non-Monogamy? Consensual non-monogamy is sometimes abbreviated as CNM, creating a linguistic parity between this lifestyle and other non-traditional sexual practices like BDSM. People involved in CNM tend to feel very strongly about community values. Words like “openness,”  “inclusivity,”  and “authenticity” are frequently used by members to describe

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Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better!

Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better!

Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better! Men benefit from therapy just as much as anyone else, but are generally very apprehensive about actually going to see a therapist. Only 2 out of 100 men seek outpatient help for depression, for example; the other 8 are more

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