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February 14, 2020

 “Is my partner there for me?” We all want to be able to answer, “Yes.”

The following suggestions are rooted in understanding our physiological responses to connection and attachment.  The truth is, we are mammals, we have hormones that make us feel good or bad in respo...

January 31, 2020

One question I get a lot in my Sex Therapy practice is "how do I go about changing these things that bother me?" Maybe it's unwanted thoughts that interrupt your flow when you're in the middle of love making. Maybe it's unwanted stereotypes or messaging you no longer w...

September 13, 2019

I’m an avid reader and audible book listener and one of my reading and listening goals is to find both research and resources to better support my clients. The past month, I’ve had multiple meaningful conversations with clients about the following books. Whenever I see...

August 30, 2019

It is difficult to get people to agree on the parameters of what we would define as "sexual health." Often it seems to go along the lines of whatever the person defining the concept is comfortable with themselves. This is even true in professional mental health circles...

April 5, 2019

With the new season of Queer Eye on Netflix I got to thinking. I remember in the first season one of the contestants asking Bobby (i.e. Interior Design) who was the “woman” in his marriage to his husband. Bobby was quick to call him out, and I am glad he did because it...

December 8, 2017

Are your difficult conversations stuck on repeat?

Do you feel like you are getting nowhere with your loved ones and friends?

If so, consider changing up the questions you keep asking.


I often have the privilege of working with clients who are experiencing a faith crisis...

October 17, 2017

In Part 1 of Creating Calm in the Chaos we discussed the importance of returning to our breath and fostering stillness as ways to reduce and navigate stressful and painful experiences. In Part 2 we will explore the importance of fostering connection with others.

While c...

March 8, 2017

John Gottman and his colleagues began studying marriage in 1972. Their research revealed that many of the standard beliefs and interventions in marital therapy were ineffective. What they learned instead was that successful marriages had a quality they labeled “emotion...