Forgiveness: What it is and Why it Matters

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Forgiveness is divine – and new research shows that it’s also good for your health! You’re boiling with rage. Even thinking about that witch of a co-worker is upsetting—and there she is, flaunting herself like a diva on American Idol. She’s been your nemesis from the moment she joined the staff, despite your best efforts […]

What to Expect from Counseling

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Counseling 101: What Happens During a Session?​ One in five American adults has a mental health condition. Research has shown that these mental health conditions can be treated effectively. Scientists continue to disprove the stigmas surrounding mental health.  As a result, more people have acknowledged the value of modern therapy.  But many people have no […]

Recovery and Sexual Health

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Why Are We Talking About Sex? Sexual health and recovery is a frequent topic of discussion in my group therapy sessions.  In active addiction, the dependency on drugs and alcohol interferes with the ability to experience healthy intimacy.  Emotions are numbed and the capacity  to form meaningful attachments is impaired.  Often, the desire for sex […]

Healthy Intimacy and Addiction

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Healthy Intimacy Healthy intimacy and addiction are terms that can be incongruous.  If people are abusing alcohol and drugs, it can be almost impossible for them to maintain healthy intimate relationships. As drugs or alcohol become the objects of obsession, there is no room for anyone else. As the individual falls further into addiction they […]