Tag: Communication skills


Counseling on Men’s Issues

Gender Role Expectation as a Source of Men’s Health and Mental Health Disparaties Men are more likely to die than women for all 15 leading causes of death; the average life expectancy for a male, at birth, is 74.6 years, while for women it’s 79.6 years. This is because, Men do not seek out medical or mental […]

Couples Therapy with Emotional/Verbal and Psychological Abuse

Therapeutic Issues in Couples Therapy with Emotional/Verbal (Psychological) Abuse Moshe Rozdzial, PhD, LPC*   Intimate partner (domestic) abuse is a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal (psychological), and sexual mistreatment to gain and maintain differential power and control within an intimate relationship.  Verbal and emotional abuse in relationship are part of a range of coercive behaviors […]

LGBT Couples Therapy with Psychological Abuse

Working with Gay and Lesbian Couples with Emotional/Verbal (Psychological) Abuse Moshe Rozdzial, PhD, LPC*.   Intimate partner abuse exempts no race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or social status. On a daily basis, issues of dominance, power, and control in relationships are rooted in the oppressive systems to which we are all conditioned. Heterosexual hegemony normalizes […]

Erectile Dysfunction: Pharmacology vs. Mental Health

Erectile Dysfunction (Male Impotence): Pharmacology vs. Mental Health Moshe Rozdzial, PhD Urologists estimate that about 30 million American men suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction, and many clinicians believe that number is rising. Viagra, the pharmacological treatment for impotence, went on the market in April of 1998. Pfizer, Inc., its manufacturer, rates its success […]

7 Warning Signs Of A Troubled Relationship

7 Warning Signs Of A Troubled Relationship Other than obvious major relationship problems, such as physical violence, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse or affairs, many relationship problems are much more subtle or indirect. Yet, they may suggest that there are underlying unresolved issues that continue to erode the fabric of your relationship. By recognizing the […]

Are You Still Fighting?

One of the hardest things in any relationship is to truly listen to the other person.  It means putting your own thoughts and feelings on the side long enough to truly hear the other person.  Unfortunately most couples never learn how to do this.  There is no Relationship 101 in school;  If you are reading […]

Seven Rules for Healthy Relationship Conflict

7 Rules for Health Relationship Conflict A healthy relationship requires the ability to tolerate and deal with conflict in a respectful way that maintains personal dignity and avoids hurt and wounding. Conflict is normal and teaches us about our differences.  The skills of friendly conflict require a couple to agree to rules of engagement that allow them to work […]

Gay/GLBT Couples, Relationships, and Intimacy Counseling

Gay and Lesbian relationship and couples counseling: Are you coming out later in life and wondering how to proceed? Are you dealing with a Gay relationship of disparate age, race, religion, or culture? Are you suffering through a breakup, relationship loss, or infidelity? Are you in a mixed-orientation marriage or going through a divorce? Are you […]

Finding and Choosing a Colorado Psychotherapist and Counselor

Finding and Choosing a Colorado Psychotherapist and Counselor Some guidelines: Is your therapist or counselor licensed? Each therapist is licensed by the state where he or she practices. A License is not a guarantee of a good therapist. It does indicate that the therapist has undergone training and supervision according to state standards. Inquire as […]

Treatment for Low Sexual Desire in Women

Low Sexual Desire in Women: Therapy and Treatment Are you avoiding sex because of physical or emotional pain or discomfort? Do you want to be sexual but are afraid or don’t feel the desire? Are you pressured or blamed for low sexual function? Are you experiencing anxiety while engaging in sex? Is sex addiction or […]