Is Toxic Positivity Causing A Problem?

Is Toxic Positivity Causing A Problem?

Have you ever heard of toxic positivity?  A good example is when you’ve opened up to someone about your feelings or what you have been struggling with and they responded back with some type of an “at least” statement? “Well, at least, you still have ___.” “At...
Keys To Enhancing Your Sex Life

Keys To Enhancing Your Sex Life

There are several keys to enhancing your sex life.  Whenever I approach the topic of sex with my clients I either get people who are excited to finally have the opportunity to talk about their sex lives or people who are extremely uncomfortable with the topic...

Sometimes Intimacy Hurts

Today I would like to discuss one of the finer points of intimacy.  There is a mis-conception I’d like to take a swing at clearing up, about what intimacy actually is and how to do it well.  In particular, I’d like to talk today about how sometimes intimacy hurts.   ...

Intimacy Builder: Validation

Validation simply means acknowledging, and giving importance to, the worldview of another. Validation is a powerful tool in a therapist’s toolbag, and can disarm anxiety and depressive symptoms by giving hope, connection, and understanding. Why, though, does it work...
Why Does Your Marriage Lack Intimacy?

Why Does Your Marriage Lack Intimacy?

Having intimacy in a marriage is not just about having a healthy sexual relationship. There is emotional intimacy as well that is being connected on a deep emotional level. Not having intimacy in your marriage can feel painful, lonely, and confusing. For many, not...