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.

5 Ways to Respectfully Negotiate Sexual Boundaries

5 Ways to Respectfully Negotiate Sexual Boundaries Sexual intimacy is important in any long-term romantic relationship. But, it’s equally important to respect each other’s sexual boundaries. First of all, understand that it’s normal for a couple not to always have the same sexual desires. Or, maybe you do, but at

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How to Cope When You’re Afraid of Relationships

How to Cope When You’re Afraid of Relationships There are plenty of old stereotypes about being afraid of commitment. However, there’s a big difference when it comes to a fear of commitment and actually being afraid of relationships. When you are afraid of relationships or have relationship anxiety, it can

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Sexual Trauma Defined

Sexual Trauma Defined Sexual trauma is a complex concept that describes the lasting impact of a sexual boundary violation. It is defined by its origin and the typical symptoms that survivors can experience later on. Where Does Sexual Trauma Come from? Violations of sexual boundaries can often result in sexual

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Finding the Right Therapist: How Similarities Can Affect Growth

Finding the Right Therapist: How Similarities Can Affect Growth Recently, Vantage Point had a staff meeting where all of the therapists’ Meyers-Briggs personality types were anonymously written on the board and discussed among the group. Everyone at the meeting at first seemed puzzled and intrigued, but as the meeting went

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