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Mindfulness for Sexual Pleasure

I recently wrote about men and low desire, and women and low desire, acknowledging that many people have desire difficulties. And that in fact, what is commonly seen as low desire is usually more accurately ...
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Men and Low Sexual Desire

In my last blog post, I discussed the issue of women and low sexual desire, a topic that is commonly presented in various media articles and forums. But what about men, do they ever have ...
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Women and Low Sexual Desire

As a sex therapist, one of the most common concerns I see is women who say that they have low desire. This is hardly surprising. Open any popular magazine or online media source and you’re ...
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When you can’t have sex

By Sarah Dale, MSc., RP What happens when you can’t have sex? Some women have difficulty with penetration, both sexual and non-sexual types of penetration, due to a condition commonly referred to as vaginismus. Vaginismus, ...
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Couple Therapy: An Emotionally Focused Therapy Approach

By Sarah Dale, MSc., RP I work with many couples seeking therapy to improve their relationship. My approach to couple therapy involves Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is an approach strongly supported by research and ...
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Depression in Relationships

By Sarah Dale, MSc., RP Have you noticed a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, energy, appetite, and less engagement with others? Has there been a decline in your ability to focus at work ...
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Relationship Therapy for Individuals

As a couple therapist in Toronto, I’m sometimes asked about what to do if you want to go to marriage therapy or couple’s counselling but your partner refuses. Does relationship therapy work if only one ...
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New Year, New Resolution…Again?

It’s that time of year, when folks are making resolutions. This is despite the fact that research shows that the vast majority of people will relapse into their old behaviour within a few months. It’s ...
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Can you forgive your partner’s infidelity?

Discovering that your partner has been unfaithful is absolutely devastating. People who realize that their partner has been involved with someone else often feel as if their world has shattered. They feel hurt, angry, and ...
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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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