Posts tagged relationship counseling
September Position of the Month: Straddle Up- From Our Sex Therapist

September’s highlighted position of the month is the Straddle Up, which is a variation of female-on-top (or cowgirl) position.  A sexual experience is a great time to physically and emotionally connect with your partner, but it can also be a great time to get in a workout/cardio together!

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September Position of the Month Blog from Our Sex Therapist: Handrail

For September’s highlighted sexual position of the month, I thought I would share a position from a book that I recently purchased as a resource for clients.  When clients mention that they struggle to spice up their sex lives or the positions that they use, I often recommend for them to purchase a picture book of positions to help initiate and/or lead the conversation. 

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What do all these letters mean?: ACT

The therapy world is filled with so many acronyms and it can get confusing and overwhelming. Each week, I will break down several of the acronyms you may have heard or read about.

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I’m done with I’m Sorry

Like many individuals, I spent my 20s and younger 30s “finding myself.” It was a time of growth and self-reflection. During this time, I realized that life was too short to hang on to anger and negativity. Subsequently, I am now quick to apologize. However, this quickness to mend relationships caused an instinct to always mutter “I’m sorry” at everything. I think it hit a new low when I was on a girl’s trip.

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The Therapeutic Relationship

The therapeutic relationship is one of my favorite topics to discuss. Why? Because of the impact that it has on the outcome of therapy. It is also referred to as the therapeutic alliance, working alliance, and the therapeutic bond. The therapeutic relationship is a special bond, or connection, that develops between the therapist and the client over a period of time.

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Can an app enhance communication and sexual pleasure with your partner?

I read an article earlier this week about a survey that was conducted in 2013 by Princeton on American’s use of the internet.  This survey found that 25% of the sampled couples reported that their partner’s phone had been a distraction while spending time together.  When I read this article, I immediately began to think about the implications of these findings and how knowing this information could help to create change for couples. 

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The Magic Ratio for a Happy Marriage

If I said the words “magic ratio” or “5 to 1” would you instantly know what I was referring to? For most, the answer is no. However, us marriage counselors, this ratio means something important. In fact, it is a clue or formula to how to have a happy marriage/relationship.

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