About Charon Normand-Widmer

Charon Normand-Widmer specializes in working with individuals seeking support navigating erotic, gender and sexual identity challenges; alternative relationships; and trauma, utilizing a strengths-based, psychodynamic, mindfulness-based approach.

How can we learn compassion for ourselves?

How can we learn compassion for ourselves? People offer compassion to others easily but what about self-compassion? Being compassionate to ourselves means accepting our mistakes so we can be more present with ourselves, practicing self-care, nurturing ourselves, and being sensitive and understanding about our own suffering so we can heal. [...]

By |2022-02-22T18:58:27+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Categories: Couples Counseling|

It is okay to talk about your paraphilia … but choose a trained therapist

It is okay to talk about your paraphilia... but choose a trained therapist Paraphilias are intense sexual arousals to certain situations, objects, individuals or behaviors. Years ago, it was popular to consider paraphilia as perversions, but, with more research, we have learned they can be part of an average person's [...]

By |2020-07-10T15:58:33+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Couples Counseling, Individual Counseling, LGBTQIA+, Sexual Wellness|

Do I really want to be in a relationship?

Do I really want to be in a relationship? As a therapist who works frequently with individuals and couples, sometimes clients will ask me, “Do I really want to be in a relationship?” Our culture teaches us from childhood that the norm is to find a partner, get married, buy [...]

By |2020-05-14T20:09:26+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: LGBTQIA+|

Is an open relationship for you?

Is an Open Relationship for You? More than one in five Americans engages in a consensual, non-monogamous relationship, also known as an open relationship.An open relationship is one in which two people in an ongoing relationship are not exclusive with one another and agree to the possibility of having a relationship [...]

By |2020-04-15T18:24:20+00:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+|

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