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New Individual and Couple Therapist

East Toronto Therapy is pleased to introduce a new member of the team, Associate Psychotherapist Justin Pinksen. Although new to East Toronto Therapy, Justin has extensive experience providing counselling and therapy services in a variety ...
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Re-building Your Relationship After Kids

While many of the couples I work with talk about the challenges of maintaining a close emotional relationship over time, couples with children often seem to have the biggest challenge in this regard. Research supports ...
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Social Anxiety

Making a presentation at work, introducing yourself to a new neighbor, or attending a social gathering: How do you feel in these situations? While many people experience some amount of discomfort in social situations from ...
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Therapy for Couples Considering Non-Monogamy

Non-monogamy, or having an open relationship, refers to a relationship in which the partners have agreed that the relationship is not monogamous. In a blog post last year, I wrote about open relationships and whether ...
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Sex and Shame

Many of the sex therapy clients I work with report feelings of shame in relation to sex. In some cases, the shame is linked to a religious upbringing. Although the message to wait until marriage ...
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Anxiety and Sex

In my previous post, I discussed anxiety in general. In this post, I’ll discuss anxiety specifically in relation to sex. Anxiety and sexual dysfunction go hand in hand. Whatever the sexual difficulty (low desire, erectile ...
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Anxiety: Symptoms and Treatment

What is anxiety? Anxiety refers to worry, fear, or the sense that something bad may happen. Anxiety isn’t always negative. It can serve as a warning system, calling our attention to danger. Anxiety may help ...
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Call for Participants: Research Study on the Inability to Have Sexual Intercourse

In addition to working as a sex therapist in Toronto, I’m also a doctoral student in Human Sexuality at Widener University. As part of my dissertation for my PhD, I am recruiting participants for a ...
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Do Open Relationships Really Work?

It seems like lately there’s been more talk then ever about open relationships. Open relationships, or relationships that are consensually non-monogamous, include a variety of relationship structures in which all members have agreed not to ...
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Endometriosis: A Source of Pelvic Pain and Infertility

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a complicated disease in which tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus grows in other parts of the body. Typical sites include areas of the abdomen, ...
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Five Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship Over the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So the song goes, but in reality this time of year is often very stressful. If you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas there are family obligations, presents to ...
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Can a Relationship Survive Infidelity?

The topic of infidelity has been front and centre in the media with the recent Ashley Madison scandal regarding the release of personal information of those who joined the website that encourages people to have ...
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Intensive Couple Therapy

In addition to regular couple therapy offered on a weekly or every other week basis, Keeping Connected offers an intensive couple therapy option. Intensive couple therapy or marriage counselling takes place over a three-day time ...
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Integrated Treatment for Male Pelvic Conditions

I recently had the pleasure of presenting on multiple conditions impacting men’s sex life at the Guelph Sexuality Conference. Along with two of my colleagues from Proactive Pelvic Health Centre, I presented on An Integrated ...
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Sex Addiction or Compulsive Sexual Behaviour?

Last week I attended the 47th annual AASECT conference for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Along with two of my colleagues, I presented on a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of ...
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