Common Issues Addressed

Common Issues Addressed 2018-06-24T21:41:24+00:00

Relationship and Sexual Health

    • Communication Problems
      You may feel unheard, unseen and misunderstood by your partner. Learn how to see and be seen through healthy, effective communication patterns.
    • Lack of Intimacy
      Your relationship may lack authentic connection, honesty and prioritization. Find ways to revive, strengthen and sustain intimacy.
    • Infidelity
      Betrayal has ripped your relationship apart. Recover trust when you or your partner engaged in an emotional, cyber and/or physical affair.
    • Asexual relationship
      You have absolutely no interest in sex and this negatively impacts your relationships. Explore if and how you can have meaningful, intimate relationships without sex.
    • Polyamory
      You have agreed on a non-monogamous relationship but now find yourself struggling through it. Learn how to navigate this emotionally complex, potentially rewarding relationship decision.
    • Premarital counseling
      You and your partner want a lifelong, loving relationship. Engage in exercises that help you consciously build a strong and fulfilling marriage.
    • Lack of Desire
      You may have little to no sexual desire. Learn specific techniques to revitalize sexual energy so that sex doesn’t feel like another task on your to-do list.
    • Infertility
      Your inability to naturally conceive a child may wreak havoc on your sex life. Find ways to heal and recover your emotional and sexual self so that you can engage with your partner again.
    • Orgasm difficulties
      You may have few to no orgasms, either alone or with a partner. Overcome the obstacles that prevent you from having healthy orgasms.
    • Painful Sex
      You may suffer from pain during intercourse or find yourself stopping it altogether. Learn what might cause the pain, if you require medical help and how to enjoy sex, with or without penetration.
    • Pregnancy and Post-Partum Adjustment
      Nothing can prepare you for the joys and challenges that parenthood offers. Learn how to manage your new role as parents and partners.
    • Premature Ejaculation
      You may not “perform” as you would like through early ejaculation. Discover why and how to gain greater control for optimal sex.
    • Erectile Dysfunction
      Various issues can contribute to ED. Learn the important steps you may need to take to address and improve ED.
    • Gender Identity/Gender Non-conforming
      If you do not fit the gender binary, learn how to explore what gender means to you as well as how to navigate issues specific to transitioning, body image, relationships, and family.

Individual Health

    • Anxiety
      In it’s various forms, anxiety may show up emotionally, mentally and physically. Get the tools that you need to help manage and even remove anxiety from your life.
    • Adjustment
      Adjusting to a new job/role, a broken relationship, a health concern or another situation can feel challenging. Develop strategies to help you cope with change.
    • Codependency
      You know that enable others, assume responsibility for their actions/feelings and derive self worth from their needing you. Instead, learn how to love yourself and take care of you first.
    • Stress Management
      Managing life, family and work can take a silent toll on your health. Create a balanced lifestyle that helps you take care of yourself and your responsibilities.

What People Are Saying About Their Experience
With the Center for Intimate Relationships

Thank you so much for your support and guidance and ability to provide calming perspective during the most stressful time in our relationship as a couple. Thank you for being consummately trustworthy and committed to your work. Your ability to create a safe space for listening to our points of view was invaluable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Not only did Carolynn help us manage the immediate challenges of being new partners and new parents, but she also helped us to develop communication strategies that will serve us for the rest of our marriage. She’s kind, compassionate, and astute and, with her help, we strengthened the foundation that we already knew we had for a long and loving life together.

Not only is Carolynn a great therapist but in getting to know her through my sessions, it was easy for me to see that she is also an exceptional human being. I genuinely enjoy her personality and her healthy perspective:) THANK YOU, Carolynn!

I continue to learn a great deal from Carolynn and have been able to transform my life relying on her guidance. She is a very empathetic, educated, thought-provoking therapist. Every single time that I leave Carolynn’s office, I am so grateful to have the supportive and non-judgmental environment that she provides. I feel as though Carolynn has absolutely given me all of the tools and guidance I need for true healing.

We have our relationship back. We have our intimacy back. We move around in the same space and carve out time to check in with each other. Carolynn has helped us navigate huge life decisions. She has helped us connect enough again that we decided to have another baby. We know that will bring more stress into our lives again, but with Carolynn behind us – we feel stronger than ever. We feel like we can accomplish anything together as a family.

From the moment we met Carolynn, we knew we were in the right hands. We both connected with her on day one. Carolynn’s passion for her work shines through immediately. My wife and I actually started connecting again. We walk out of her office and always embrace. We hold hands until we had to leave each other again. We always know, as difficult as the session may be, that we are making progress.

We are a lesbian couple who have been together for 10 years. We have two beautiful children together. The stress of parenting and the endless sleep deprivation took a toll on our relationship. We never made time for each other. We took each other for granted and we took our stress out on one another. Something had to change. We both dreamt about what we had when we first met. That time as a couple felt so magical but seemed so distant in our past.

Carolynn helped me to heal and helped to restore our relationship and healthy sex life. I am forever grateful to her for that.

When I began seeing Carolynn, my husband and I had not had sex in years but were beginning to talk about starting a family. I had been to other therapists in the past and had felt uncomfortable and even ashamed. Carolynn created an atmosphere of trust while handling my most intimate issues and her genuine level of caring and investment was evident in every conversation.

With Carolynn’s encouragement and thoughtful insights we explored many elements of my marriage as well as individual issues going on with me that I had not even realized were contributing to our lack of intimacy.

When my husband and I were unexpectedly faced with handling the sorrow of a miscarriage, Carolynn’s depth of knowledge and experience became even more evident by her ability to support me through this dark time in my life.

I am grateful I found The Center for Intimate Relationships and Carolynn! Carolynn has supported me navigating a difficult relationship and finding peace when it ended. With Carolynn’s compassion, patience, and simple direction I was able to use the tools I learned in session and apply it in all my relationships -family friends, workplace, intimate relationships, and most importantly the relationship with myself. I came in not knowing what I wanted or who I was, and today I genuinely love myself and have fulfilling relationships…