Intimacy – the sharing of souls, is beautiful, mystifying, warm, energizing and bonding. The lack of intimacy in our relationships can be frustrating, scary, unnerving, confusing, and even humiliating. Intimacy is the necessary nourishment in relationships – the rich soil, sparkling water, and the brilliant sunlight that creates beauty and life.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I help individuals and couples to understand healthy intimacy. There’s a myriad of reasons why people struggle in this area. Trauma, addictions, belittling sexual experiences, a lack of appropriate early sex education, differing values and/or morals in the couple system, physical or mental health issues, life circumstances and even medication can all affect a couple’s ability to navigate their intimate life.
Love, trust, education and open, safe, straightforward communication are key factors in developing healthy, strong and ever evolving intimate lives.
It’s common for people to struggle during different phases of life because there are many events that can dull or numb the senses or can color our vision of sexuality and connection. For many, it can be unsettling to talk about such personal matters, but I promise you these feelings don’t typically last long! My clients tend to open up fairly quickly and find joy in bringing out parts of themselves that have been hidden or buried. I find meaning and happiness in helping individuals to bloom and grow into strong sexual beings who are engaging in life and love with a calm confidence that adds strength to their relationships. Life is to be lived! It is to be enjoyed and treasured. Healthy intimacy is rain that quenches dry land – we must have it, we want it, we thirst for it, and when we have it we grow and glow and have a bright and beautiful energy about us.
If you’re struggling in this area, come in. We will discover the beautiful you that is waiting to be shared. Achieving healthy intimacy is richly rewarding and assuredly worth every bit of the time and effort you will give.