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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New Years Resolutions: The Psychology of Calendar Landmarks

With New Years upon us, it is inevitable that many of you will be making New Years Resolutions. It seems to be a human, or at least a cultural behavior to set up goals along with calendar landmarks. “I will start exercising on Monday,” “I will stop smoking tomorrow,” etc.

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Overcoming Addictions, Don’t Wait

Overcoming Addictions, Don’t Wait Whether it’s a sex addiction, porn addiction or substance abuse issue, it’s common to put off making a change as long as possible. Part of this comes from the denial of there being an issue at all. The transition from a regular everyday behavior, to numbing

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Choosing a Gay-Friendly Counselor

Choosing a Gay-Friendly Counselor Updated 2/28/22 When I originally wrote this article in 2011, the term “gay-friendly” was the mainstream way of labelling a therapist or professional who was open and comfortable with the gay community and gay individuals. However, as the decade evolved, so did the sense of what

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Grief and Addiction

Grief and Addiction When we think of grief, we tend to think of it as it relates to death. However grief can relate to many other situations in life as well. One of these situations is addictive behavior. Changing your life to abstain from an addictive behavior is something that

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