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Is COVID wreaking havoc on your relationship?

Is COVID wreaking havoc on your relationship?

COVID-19 stress is certainly taking it's toll on all of us, huh? I know I have been feeling the stress as my husband and I do our best to make the right decisions to keep our family safe and healthy, juggle our full-time jobs, entertain and care for our toddler around...

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How to Deal When You Can’t Stop Worrying

How to Deal When You Can’t Stop Worrying

  “I feel like I am going crazy”. “My mind is always on and I am tired of it”. “I don’t know what will happen to us and this is something that kills me inside”. “I am worried about what is going to happen to us”.   If you have those thoughts and feel that way,...

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Help! I’m a Therapy First-Timer!  Where Do I Start?

Help! I’m a Therapy First-Timer! Where Do I Start?

How does this even work? Who should I pick? How much will this cost? How long will I have to go? Can I really talk about this stuff with a stranger? Does going to therapy mean something’s wrong with me? Why can’t I figure this stuff out on my own? What would my family...

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Is it really “sex addiction”?

Is it really “sex addiction”?

Sex addiction is a phrase that had gradually become common place in society. People often reference being “addicted” to sex, porn, masturbation, hooking up, etc. I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss this complex and confusing issue from the perspective of a...

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Dealing with Anxiety following Arguments with Your Partner

Dealing with Anxiety following Arguments with Your Partner

          Every relationship involves conflict. Relationships with family, friends, children (if we have any), coworkers, colleagues, and especially in romantic relationships. Specific events take place, tensions run high, emotions are elusive, and we can often end up...

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Date Yourself

Date Yourself

It’s the month of February – it’s raining pink hearts, red roses, and chocolates everywhere you turn! February is known as the month of love, and many people are making extra efforts to express their love for their partners and friends with dinner dates, cards, and...

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Moving On After a Breakup or Divorce

Moving On After a Breakup or Divorce

Why was I with someone so wrong for me? Am I ready to get back into the dating scene? What exactly am I looking for…what if I get rejected? I don’t want to go through another failed relationship – I feel like I’ve wasted time. I forgot who I was and now I have to...

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How To Improve Your Sex Life

How To Improve Your Sex Life

When couples first start sex therapy, they are usually feeling nervous and afraid that things just can’t get better. The good news is that usually within the first session, we are able to drill down to heart of the matter pretty quickly and identify changes that can...

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Five Steps to Survive Any Stressful Life Situations

Five Steps to Survive Any Stressful Life Situations

When you get a cut, you put a bandage on it or when you get an infection, you take antibiotics, right? So why wouldn't we try to take care of ourselves in times of emotional distress due to unexpected life changes, including frequent arguments with loved ones,...

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What You Need to Know About Grief

What You Need to Know About Grief

Most of us have experienced the painful loss of a family member, friend, colleague, or pet. Grief can feel so overwhelming, isolating, and confusing – leaving a person wondering if and how they will ever get through it. It’s a topic associated with pain, and because...

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I Want to Talk About Sex, But I’m Too Scared!

I Want to Talk About Sex, But I’m Too Scared!

We aren’t really having sex anymore…is she not attracted to me anymore? Sex is starting to feel routine – I wish we could try something new…how do I tell him without hurting his feelings or making him mad? I keep turning her down because I hate how I look naked, and...

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Public Speaking, Performance Anxiety…and Sex.

Public Speaking, Performance Anxiety…and Sex.

Have you heard that statistic that public speaking is most people's number one fear – rated higher for most folks than their fear of death?   It’s often not the actual act of speaking publicly that we are afraid of. It’s all the negative thoughts and...

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Relationship Conflict is a Good Thing

Relationship Conflict is a Good Thing

In my work, I love nothing more than being able to support people in building their ideal life and relationships.   I truly believe that most things we can hope for and envision are possible with time persistence support from others, and...

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When Body Insecurities Affect Your Sex Life

When Body Insecurities Affect Your Sex Life

  A couple sits in my office.  One partner is sad and frustrated that the other doesn't seem to be interested in sex anymore.  They are feeling very rejected.   The other partner says quietly, eyes looking down, "Honestly, it's not about you.  I don't like...

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Erectile Dysfunction: Sex Therapy Can Help

Erectile Dysfunction: Sex Therapy Can Help

  Here at Love Heal Grow Counseling, we are contacted multiple times a week by men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED).  Sometimes it's been going on for years, sometimes they thought the issues were behind them only to be caught off guard by more...

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Women & Low Sexual Desire – Sex Therapy

Women & Low Sexual Desire – Sex Therapy

Myth: Women are less sexual than men.   Myth: Women lose all interest in sex after marriage or as they get older.   Myth: If you don't get turned on easily or often, you don't enjoy or care about sex as much as someone who does.   Women who have a low...

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Why Emotions are So Important

Why Emotions are So Important

   Emotions aren't just touchy-feely fluff.  We need to take the time to express our emotions and to validate our partner's emotions because this is what connects us as human beings.  When we let ourselves better understand each other's emotions, we'll feel...

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