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 […]

Gender Non-conformity and Transgender Mental Health

Gender Non-conformity and Transgender Mental Health Gender nonconformity is the expression of gender characteristics that are socially and culturally associated with the opposite sex. Gender roles, femininity, and masculinity are concepts that have social and cultural meaning and agreement. Because male gender roles and masculinity are culturally more restrictive than femininity (women can wear pants, […]

Domestic Violence and Abuse in the Gay/LGBT Community

Domestic Violence and Abuse in the Gay/LGBT community Domestic abuse and violence is blind to sexual orientation or social status. On a Daily basis, Issues of dominance, power, and control in relationships are rooted in the fabric of the oppressive systems we live in. Although there is overlap between the issues faced by survivors of […]

Gay Parenting

Gay Parenting Moshe Rozdzial, PhD Somewhere between 6 million and 12 million children have been blessed with gay parents. Yet, gay and lesbian parents continue to struggle on a daily basis with the challenges of a homophobic society and institutionalized oppression. Gays and lesbians are the only population facing restrictions on the rights and privileges […]

Coming Out Gay/LGBT – Frequently Asked Questions

Coming Out Gay/LGBT – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S) Moshe Rozdzial, PhD Coming out is the very personal process of making your identity, as a member of a sexual minority, visible in the world, to one degree or another. The coming out process is different for every person, occurring at different ages, life stages, and in […]

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 […]

Seven Effective Relationship Communication Skills

7 Effective Relationship Communication Skills Communication is an important aspect of all relationships. Couples that have healthy relationships communicate love and respect to each other. Effective communication requires not only listening and empathy skills but also the ability to express thoughts and feelings without criticism or attack of the partner. Feeling safe to express emotions and thought are therefore primary […]

Men and Women at the Midlife Transition

The Midlife Transition: Crisis of Identity Are you dissatisfied, questioning, feeling stuck or anxious about your relationship or career choice? Are you struggling with the meaning of your life as an empty-nester? Are you worried there’s little time left to materialize your dreams? Are you being confronted by your own mortality? Are physical, sexual, and health […]