Tag: Women


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not All Things are Equal: Dealing with Power Dynamics And Positioning in Relationship

Not All Things are Equal: Dealing with Power Dynamics in Relationship Are you challenged by gender roles and expectations in your relationship? Are you wanting equality in your relationship but don’t know how to manifest it? Do you suffer with competition and one-upmanship in your relationship? Do you struggle with differential power, racial, or religious […]

Depression and Mental Health Counseling in the Gay/LGBT Community

Depression & mental health counseling for the Gay and Lesbian (LGBT) community in Denver, Colorado: By definition, depression is “anger directed at one’s self”.  I see individuals and couples struggling with internal anger and stuckness. Research has shown that Gay men and Lesbians may have higher rates of depression when compared with the general population. Homophobia may be part […]

Bisexuality Counseling

What is Bisexuality? Bisexuality is a sexual orientation directed towards both men and women. Bisexuality is an affectional orientation towards both men and women. Bisexuality, or “Bi”, is a life experience or identity, whether the person is sexually active or not. Bisexuality is feelings of sexual attraction or sexual behavior towards both men and women, but not […]