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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Dealing With Infidelity

According to a recent poll commissioned by The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41% of surveyed couples admitted that either or both individuals committed physical or emotional infidelity.   22% of married men and 14% of married women admitted to extramarital affairs and those percentages are higher in uncommitted relationships. 

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Being Enough

Comparing ourselves to others is something that most of us do. For many of us, it’s something that we are taught from a very young age. We are taught that we could, and should be the best, and what this could mean for us if this would happen. We learn

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Early Recovery: “…growing up in public.”

Recovery from active addiction involves much more than simple abstinence from drugs. There is common phrase among addiction professionals and those advocates in the recovery community that addiction is “a feeling disease.” What does that mean? The use of mood and mind altering chemicals is only symptom of the problem.

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It’s Not Your Fault

In traumatic situations, it’s very common that the person who was traumatized blames herself for the event having happened. Whether this be the event itself, or what they feel they should’ve done, there is a great deal of pain associated with this. Survivor’s guilt, and even worse, survivor’s shame can

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