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Improve intimacy with your spouse: 5 tips for keeping the flame alive in your marriage

Intimacy is displayed in a romantic relationship when two people know and care for each other; these individuals are open, familiar, and vulnerable. There are four main types of intimacy: emotional intimacy, intellectual intimacy, sexual intimacy, and experiential intimacy. Fulfilling each area of intimacy helps to strengthen a bond; this…

Embrace your sexuality: Recognize shame, feel comfortable with desire, and consider the biological nature of sex

Many people are uncomfortable talking about sex, but these conversations are important: they enable us to maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life. One specific conversation that goes underprioritized is how we can embrace our sexuality to the fullest—three keys include recognizing shame, accepting desires, and considering the biological nature…

Sex can change with age: Maintain a satisfying sex life by understanding changes in sexual function, communicating with your partner, and practicing safe sex

We don’t stop having sex nor do we lose interest in sex as we get older, but we do often experience changes in sexual function. The good news is we can still maintain a satisfying sex life as we get older by understanding these changes in sexual function, communicating with…

Recovering sex addicts struggle to know what healthy sexuality feels like: Here are 6 characteristics of a healthy sexual relationship

Sex addiction is characterized by the obsessive need to engage in sexual activity; symptoms include preoccupation with sex and an inability to control sexual behavior. Fortunately, sex addicts can recover from their addiction and develop a healthy sexuality, of which involves developing sexual self-control and self-awareness. Once the individual learns…

Can I be in love with someone without feeling sexually attracted to them? Is this a dealbreaker for a romantic relationship?

Sometimes, that physical attraction doesn’t come naturally in a relationship—and it can cause those involved to worry about their connection and future. While it might be worrisome, the lack of a physical connection isn’t necessarily a red flag; instead, it can take time for one to develop this attraction as…

Is my sex life normal? Understanding the hallmarks and causes of sex addiction (Updated)

Hallmarks of Sex Addiction While people are starting to recognize the prevalence and problems created by excessive sexualized activities and pornography, what is broadly termed “sex addiction” remains cloaked in mystery, even for many therapists. One of the challenges in defining and treating sex addiction is the fact that sex…