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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 sexual repertoire. They become [...]
June is Pride Month Listen and Learn “If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong. Or if my beliefs are different from yours, at least pause before you set out to correct them. Or if my emotion seems less or more intense than [...]
Changing your thoughts = changing your behavior Cognitive behavioral therapy can work! If you are depressed, do you make yourself a stiff drink to cope? If you are stressed, do you smoke a joint in hopes it will help? If you worry too much, do you search the medicine cabinet for a pill to [...]
You Can Maintain Your Relationship During COVID-19 Rita Clark, LMSW, therapist with The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, was featured in an article on “Mental health and marriage: How to maintain your relationship during the COVID-19 crisis,” which was published in the May 20 issue of Michigan Chronicle. Here is an excerpt from the article. [...]
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 a house, settle down [...]
COVID-19: How to cope when you’re cooped up No doubt about it—we’re living in frightening times, times few of us have ever before experienced. The world has changed overnight, it seems, and, unless you’ve been living with your head in the sand, we are facing a serious public health crisis. As a [...]