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What We Do

Clinical Sex Therapy

Clinical Sex Therapy is a specialized practice of psychotherapy.  The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is an interdisciplinary professional organization devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education.  Our clinical sex therapists are all licensed mental health professionals who are AASECT Certified and committed to the mission of advancing the highest standards of professional practice.  In alliance with AASECT, we oppose all psychological, social, cultural, legislative, and governmental forces that would restrict, curtail, or interfere with the fundamental values of sexual health and sexual freedom.  We also oppose all abuses of sexuality including, but not limited to, harassment, intimidation, coercion, prejudice, and the infringement of any individual's sexual and civil rights.

We adopt a sex-positive approach to therapy, which means being open, communicative, and accepting of individuals' differences related to sexuality and sexual behavior. We believe that each person's sexuality is unique and multifaceted. A sex-positive approach acknowledges diverse problems associated with sexuality and seeks to help resolve them with humanizing language.

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Relationship Therapy

Relationship therapy encompasses a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches that focus on the unique relationships we encounter in life. Most relationships will get strained at some time, resulting in a failure to function optimally and may produce maladaptive patterns. These patterns may be called "negative interaction cycles." There are many possible reasons for this, including attachment issues, ego, arrogance, jealousy, anger, greed, poor communication/understanding or problem-solving, ill health, third parties and so on.  Relationships may also be in good standing, but parties involved wish to enhance, change, or resolve an aspect of their relationship.   In addition to partners, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and other people in your support system, you might also consider the relationship you have with self, with a higher power, with a substance, with food, with things, and with a loss.  

To learn more about relationship therapy and how it can help you, click here.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy considers an individual's unique reaction to conscious and less obvious (unconscious) traumatic events, which may be complex and difficult to predict.  There are many factors that influence an individual's reaction including a persons age, past exposure to and experience with trauma, social support or a lack thereof, culture, biological psychiatric history, and general ability to cope or self-regulate.  Some people demonstrate an inability to function and experience some level of acute or chronic post-traumatic stress, others may have difficulties adjusting, and some may become stuck and unable to feel whole.  The impact of trauma on the brain and body can manifest into a myriad of symptoms and conditions that interrupt function, connection with others, physical and mental health, and overall quality of life.  

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Mental Health

Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.  People can experience different types of mental health problems. These problems can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. 

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Anxiety Disorders

Mood Disorders

Behavioral Disorders

Personality Disorders

Substance Use Disorders

Suicidal and/or Self-Injurious Behavior

Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability

Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders

Wellness Services

What is wellness? Wellness is a state of being where all parts are healthy and balanced.  Wellness is not the absence of illness or stress, it is the ability and desire to maintain a thriving lifestyle.  You can still strive for wellness even when you are experiencing challenges in your life. 

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Programs

At Equilibriya, we have developed several specialized programs to assist individuals with unique needs.  We also designed some of our programs as options for clients/patients in the legal system or for those who may otherwise have a more punitive or inadequate level of care.  Please contact us with any questions or interest in the following programs:

Healthy Sexuality and Safe Boundaries (HSSB) Program

The Infinity Program

Seva Program

 

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