Therapy Goals

By |September 21st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  We have all experienced moments in which we felt we were at a loss for handling a situation or a feeling.  It is during these times we seek outside assistance, be it from friends, loved ones

Protecting Your Peace

By |September 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Peace is often thought to look like a straw hammock on a sunny beach or a crackling indoor fireplace on a cold day. And as comforting as these moments are, what they represent is something deeper

Walk + Talk Therapy by the Bay

By |September 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Walk + talk therapy by the bay is one of my favorite approaches to mental health therapy. As a trauma-informed therapist, I utilize many different therapeutic techniques to best accommodate each client’s needs. I know that

The Marvel of EMDR Therapy

By |August 31st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Research shows that the brain has up to 70,000 thoughts per day, and most of them are negative! It is just the way that the brain has been wired through our collective evolutionary experiences, but

Follow the Pattern

By |August 10th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  As a therapist or even someone on the receiving end of therapy, looking for and following patterns is a concrete way of making sense of ourselves. How we handled or reacted to situations in the

Steps for Starting Therapy

By |August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Starting the therapy process can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-racking, especially if you have never done it before. There may be a lot of questions regarding what it looks like or what to expect. You might

An Effect of Alcohol on Neurofunction

By |June 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Generally speaking, we think of chronic alcohol drinking as being associated with alcohol addiction or alcoholism. This is far from the truth. Chronic consumption of alcohol refers to a consistent intake, be that weekly or


By |February 16th, 2023|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s that time of year when most of us think about setting our New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like a lot of people, you may have a goal of “losing weight” or “getting healthier.” These are

Tips for Planning for Self-Care

By |February 9th, 2023|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Reaching the point of burnout is, unfortunately, an all too common experience for many. Given the fast-paced, productivity-based work culture that exists in America today, burnout has essentially become the marker by which we measure

Six Dimensions of Wellness

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  On the heels of world changing events like a global pandemic, many communities were intensely affected by Hurricane Ian in September. As we adjust to new challenges and situations which have arisen from these, we

Restore Your Relationship

By |December 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The first step to problem solving in a relationship is to simply take the rope and set it down." When working with couple’s in conflict resolution. The first question I ask them is: “what is one


By |November 10th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ria Ruane, M.A., LMHC I've always been attracted to and captivated by the sea. The therapeutic, lulling sounds of the waves, the glistening sunshine as it kisses the surf and the incredible, fascinating life within,

Every Voyage Needs a Captain’s Log

By |October 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Do you ever get swept up in the momentum of a day, week, or month, then pause and try to make sense of the blur? Does tunnel vision ever make things blend and get jumbled


By |October 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rebranding the “Bimbo” In 2022, young people have abandoned traditional theories of feminism and equality. Instead, they’re concentrating on something far more optimistic and unexpected: “bimboism.” But what exactly is a bimbo? Isn’t “bimbo” a derogatory

Nothing Changes if Nothing Ever Changes

By |August 11th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Regardless of our thoughts or intentions for ourselves or others, this phrase reminds us we are experiencing difficulty because doing the same thing over and over isn’t working. We need to change. We need to break

Mindful Eating

By |July 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The prevailing consensus these days is that dieting does not work. People go on diets for many reasons, that include getting healthier and being able to maintain their diet over time. Being skinner is no longer


By |July 6th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Summer… Even the word brings on a sweet smile! This spectacular time of year comes after spring and before fall. Many agree that it’s the best season of all. A time where we can all use


By |June 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Forgiveness is a tool that we all possess as humans, but if you choose not to utilize your tool it becomes something that is foreign and many times it leads to something that we feel we

Strategize for Success

By |June 16th, 2022|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have all had times where our best plans get thrown off course. Things outside of our control – pandemics, inflation, layoffs, you name it – change our outlook from one moment to the next. It

When Positivity Becomes Toxic

By |June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever heard the following phrases? “Positive vibes only.” “Everything happens for a reason.” “Failure is not an option.” “Why are you so upset? So-and-so has it much worse.” “Look on the bright side.”  

The Effects of Dating Apps on Mental Wellbeing

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We live in a world of technology, social media and dating apps, a world where meeting someone organically feels like something from history books. In an effort to quell one’s loneliness or to feel proactive in

The Future Isn’t Real and Neither Are Your Problems

By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I am an old man now, I have known a great many troubles. Most of them never happened.” - Mark Twain The concept of the future can seem like an inevitable, inescapable idea. The future is

The Importance of Community for Your Mental Health

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our mental health significantly impacts our quality of life, so it makes sense that we would want to do all we can to improve it. This may include things like eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting

Believe Beyond What You See

By |April 28th, 2022|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every negative has a positive if you are willing to seek beyond those things that stand in the way of your vision to be able to see clearly. Believing according to some standard definition means to accept

Gut Health & Mental Health: The Stomach as a Second Brain

By |April 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The stomach is sometimes referred to, in mental health circles, as the “second brain.” A healthy gut has been linked, in recent research, to healthy brain function. According to an article from Clinics and Practice, “Healthy

Toxic Has No Gender

By |April 12th, 2022|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Toxic Traits A toxic relationship can leave you feeling mentally or physically exhausted and insecure. It is usually the topic that men are the toxic ones, but toxicity has no gender. Being the one in the

Bringing Intimacy Back Podcast Becomes Non-Profit

By |April 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bringing Intimacy Back, a podcast that is dedicated to inspire, enlighten, and encourage intimate connections, is officially registered as a non-profit. Visit Bringing Intimacy Back for more information and watch previous shows or follow their social

Stress Management Overview

By |April 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stress can be successfully overseen from multiple points of view. The best pressure the board designs ordinarily incorporate a blend of pressure relievers that address pressure genuinely and mentally and help to create strength and adapting

What is Self Love and Intimacy?

By |April 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Encountering an absence of connections in your relationship? Despite the fact that you may feel like it, you're certainly not the only one. In case you're one of the 54% of individuals who feel separated from

Learn how to forgive.

By |April 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Forgiving another doesn't mean you won't ever again feel the torment or recall what hurt you. The terrible experience will be in your memory until the end of time. By forgiving, you are not imagining the

Overcoming Depression

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The main thing you should think about defeating depression is that it is conceivable. Your decisions matter and can affect the course of your sickness. Luckily, loads of examination have been done on a portion of

How To Spot People With DID?

By |March 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dissociative problems are portrayed by a compulsory break from reality described by a separation between considerations, personality, cognizance, and memory. Individuals from all age gatherings and racial, ethnic, and financial foundations can encounter a dissociative issue.

Christophe Zajac-Denek: Big Things come in Small Packages!

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We had the pleasure meeting of a great guy by the name of Christophe Zajac-Denek. Even though Christophe had dealt with many obstacles as a child, having to endure many major surgeries and living with Dwarfism,

YOU Were Designed for More with Sherri Belmar Theis

By |January 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sherri Belmar Theis discusses the mind, body and soul through soul connections that we all share in intimacy and in all forms of relationships. For 30 years, Sherri has mentored women world-wide in their Christian Faith. Sherri is the

Young Adults Remain at Serious Risk of Mental Health Crises

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Carolyn Reinach Wolf Recently, the pandemic has placed a spotlight on the mental health of children, especially those unable to attend school in-person. A survey of U.S. high school students found that nearly a third were unhappy and

Dr. April & Dr. Kelly: Intimacy through Discernment and its connection to the 8 aspects of Wellness

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  This is season 10 of Bringing Intimacy Back Podcast and we hope that you all continue to follow the podcast. We have a lot of great episodes coming soon, starting off with Intimacy and Discernment

Dr. Jada Jackson: How the world of social media changed our Relationships Forever

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Dr. Jada Jackson is an author, counselor, and talk show host. Jada Jackson is known for her transparent, practical style of communicating and training. Her ultimate goal is to guide her clients in a

Joan Childs: I HATE THE MAN I LOVE: A Conscious Relationship is Your Key to Success

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Joan Childs, LCSW, has been in clinical private practice as a psychotherapist since 1978, specializing in couple's therapy. In addition, she is an expert in Codependency, Inner Child Work, Original Pain Work, and Second

Dr. Sara Rosenquist: Infertility Destroyed My Intimacy with You

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Sara Rosenquist is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist. She is the author of "After the Stork:  The Couple's Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Postpartum Depression", enjoys working with clients from her office in Cary,

Everyday Ways to Reconnect and Nurture Your Relationship

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    By: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. With daily lives upended due to the pandemic, it’s understandable if your relationship receded into the background or feels fractured lately. After all, when stress strikes, romantic relationships are usually

Tammi Pickle: I’m Looking for Love? How successful are relationships made by matchmakers?

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Tammi Pickle was literally born to be a matchmaker! She is the Vice President and partner of Elite Connections International, which is a family-owned business for more than 26 years. Tammi has been featured in

Study finds single people with no desire to marry tend to report having better sex lives

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    By Joycelyn Solis According to research published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people who have no desire to marry report better sex lives than single people who desire marriage in the future.

Kathy Kates: So you want to know why I can’t be intimate? Let’s talk about it. Pelvic Floor 101

By |October 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

  On the Latest Bringing Intimacy Back show, we had a special guest Kathy Kates, a pelvic floor therapist, and bilingual family nurse practitioner. Kathy Kates works with women, men, transgender, and non-gender non-conforming patients experiencing

Dr.Talal H. Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT: I can’t move on from my cheating partner! Where do I go from here?

By |October 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

  On the latest Bringing Intimacy Back show, we welcomed a special guest by the name of Dr. Talal H. Alsaleem . He is an award-winning marriage counselor and researcher. Dr. Talal is the author of

8 tips for managing children’s anxiety about COVID-19

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by: Children's Health of Texas  Many families are facing major changes in their day-to-day lives because of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). With all the unknowns that come with a new virus, it's normal to feel anxious about the

Dwight Bain: Complex Emotions during COVID-19

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  On the latest Bringing Intimacy Back show, we had special guest Dwight Bain. Dwight has guided thousands of people through challenging times as an Author, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Leadership Coach, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,

Lori Hardacker: Leave it to Lori Events: Dating and Intimacy during COVID-19

By |July 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    Lori Hardacker started her journey when she moved to Fort Myers Florida in 2019 after living in her RV and traveling the US since May of 2016. She worked in Naples and Fort Myers

Letitia Browne-James: Black Lives Matter and Mental Health ” A Call for Healing, Advocacy, Allies, and Social Justice”

By |July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

  On our recent show, we had special guest Letitia Browne-James. Dr. Letitia Browne-James is the Founder and Owner of Victorious Living Counseling & Consulting, LLC. She is a Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Seneca Williams with Guest Jaekilla Walls: Reinventing and Discovering your new Career with Passion

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

  On our Latest Bringing Intimacy Back show, we had guests, Seneca Williams, LMHC is an online therapist and international professional coach, with an online practice established in 2015. As a mental health advocate, she volunteers her

Love & Law The Divorce Lawyers’ Guide How to Keep the Spark Alive When Living, Working, and Parenting Together: Ashley & Christopher Bruce

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

  On today's Bringing Intimacy Back show, we will meet Chris and Ashley Bruce and discuss  This show focuses on their views on parenting, business, and personal intimacy. Get ready for an exciting show today! We

Episode #31 Jerome Infantado : Beauty and Intimacy

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Jerome Infantado has 14 years in the beauty/salon industry. He Currently is located at Blink Esthetics in Florida, specializing in Lashes and skincare treatments. Jerome will touch on the topic of how beauty correlates with

Episode #29 April Natale Psychic Medium- The Intimate Connection with Our Past Loved Ones

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

  On our Lastest show, we had a special guest with a love for helping others heal from the pain of losing loved ones who have passed away. April Natale's vibrant energy and unique spirit to

Spiritual Counseling: What is it?

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Spiritual counseling goes beyond traditional forms of psychotherapy by tapping into the importance of religion or spirituality within a person’s life. It aims to integrate standard therapy techniques with religious/spiritual practices and wisdom. Typically, spiritual counseling

Chocolate for Valentine’s Day.. Why is Chocolate the most popular sweet treat?

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Even without going into the history of the relation of Valentine’s Day and the chocolates, it’s easy to understand why chocolate is the favorite way to express love on Valentine’s Day. There is an allure

Spiritual Intimacy

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

Learning how to connect with your spouse or significant other through your faith is a remarkable way to cultivate intimacy on another level.  Even if you don't necessarily share beliefs. Sharing what we believe in, our

Spiritual Intimacy

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

Learning how to connect with your spouse or significant other through your faith is a remarkable way to cultivate intimacy on another level.  Even if you don't necessarily share beliefs. Sharing what we believe in, our

Hidden Intimacy

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured|

  Hidden Intimacy    Technology shoulders a lot of the blame when it comes to losing the intimate connections in our relationships, and for good reason.  What if we turned the tables? What if we could

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