Category: Couples and Intimate Partners

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Are You There For Me?

Around Valentine’s Day, many of us start to evaluate either the abundance or the lack of love we feel in our lives. Most of us like to know who we can count on when things get tough, especially as we continue to collectively survive the COVID-19 pandemic. In our most intimate relationships, we often find ourselves asking a seemingly simple question – are they going to be there for me?

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Four Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sex Life

Something I often hear from folks is that they want to enjoy sex more. So I’d like to share some thoughts on how mindfulness can be an effective tool in working toward more enjoyable sex. Here are four ways in which mindfulness can improve your sex life:

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A young woman is facing backward on a young man. Both are holding both hands while their backs are towards each other in a sad tone.
Couples and Intimate Partners
Sara Heidbreder, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Power and Control in Relationships

To develop a healthy relationship, it is important for all parties involved to feel empowered, respect each other, and have equal power in the decision-making.

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two women standing in the center wearing winter clothing in front of a snowy evergreen tree. One of the women is whispering into the ear of the other woman with her hand up to her mouth. The other woman looks surprised and is covering her mouth with her hand.
Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

How Do You Talk About Sex?

Sex is hard to discuss. Many people feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or ashamed when the topic comes up in conversation. Some folks think they can talk about sex with anyone but the person they are having sex with.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Sara Heidbreder, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Love and Boundaries

Being in a relationship can be so much fun when you can be yourself and are free to communicate what’s on your mind. Love should be respectful, caring, and equal. Love should not be coerced, shamed, or painful.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Coming Out Later in Life

It is essential to note that everyone who identifies within the queer community decides if and how they’d like to share that with others. You can come out when you want, to who you want, however you want; it’s totally up to you!

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Demystifying the Therapeutic Process

Therapy is about curiosity and paying attention. Really, that’s it. Of course, there are endless ways in which these core concepts are expressed or complicated

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Couples and Intimate Partners
InTouch & Motion

Communication Conundrum to Dynamic Duo

For couples experiencing communication issues, constant inability to see eye to eye, and overall dissatisfaction, it can feel like all hope is lost. It takes

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