PTSD and CPTSD – is there a difference? Most of us are familiar with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but what about CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Disorder)? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders – the official reference guide for mental health therapists – does not acknowledge this disorder as a separate [...]
Tolerating differences is tough, but you can do it Can you see the world through someone else’s eyes? Is there a healthy way to discuss differences? Are you able to remain close to someone when your differences feel so threatening? Differentiation is a process that we, as therapists, have used for many years to [...]
By Joe Kort|2020-10-21T18:51:54+00:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|Comments Off on Tolerating differences is tough, but you can do it
First responders help everyone but themselves Mass shootings, burning buildings, car accidents, domestic violence disputes, suicides, child abuse, sexual assault …. the average person may never witness any of these horrific events in their lifetime. For first responders, this is their life. Victims depend on the actions of a first responder – often to [...]
Bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality and sexual fluidity – do we really understand these terms? Dr. Mimi Hoang, a nationally recognized psychologist, educator, author and activist specializing in LGBTQ+ and Asian Pacific communities, co-founded three organizations in Los Angeles, California dedicated to bisexual, pansexual, fluid and non-monosexual individuals. She spoke with me in my Smart Sex, [...]
By Joe Kort|2020-09-23T18:35:59+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid19, Individual Counseling, LGBTQIA+|Comments Off on Bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality and sexual fluidity – do we really understand these terms?
Thinking errors – we all have them, but how are we managing them? Your alarm doesn’t go off; you are late for work. You tell yourself, “this is going to be the worst day ever.” In your mind everything does go wrong that day. “My husband is late again. I know he is having [...]
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 [...]