being cool is ruining your sex life

In my sex therapy practice I often wonder when I am specifically working with folks in couples therapy or relationship counselling: what stops folks from experimenting more? Getting sillier? Taking a chance on a weird request? And I started to wonder... Whether or not being cool is ruining your sex life definitely depends on your…

What is depression?

I have an understanding of depression. As a sex therapist you may be surprised to learn that the topic of depression comes up quite a bit in sex counselling. Struggling with sexual desire, sexual arousal, or connecting with partners can all be made particularly difficult when depression is present. Sexual energy is firey! It's energized!…

Coping with Uncertainty & Isolation: COVID-19 resources

This may be a sex counselling, relationship therapy, centric place, but addressing our basic mental health and survival needs is some of the best things we can do for our sexual and reproductive health so I wanted to devote this post entirely to the value of connecting with difficult feelings, connecting with ourselves, and connecting…

Relationships During COVID-19 & Social Distancing

https://videopress.com/v/k8nNbvBP?preloadContent=metadata COVID-19 social distancing can be really tough on relationships of all kinds, roommates, partners, friends, you name it! Here are some tips for how to navigate relationships while in isolation: Expect there to be some tension. Not because I want this for you! But because you're human and you might not have spent this…

The People’s Healing Fund

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=hSs2x7qSPio&feature=emb_logo Find out more about what the People's Healing Fund is all about The following is an fantastic new fund created by and for Tkaronto (Toronto) healing practitioners and they would be grateful if you took the time to read and share this incredibly important project committed to healing communities: "We’re writing to share some…

Rekindle the Relationship: PWYC Relationship Therapy Postpartum

Postpartum Support Toronto (PPST) is offering PWYC relationship therapy by yours truly! Rekindle the love and connection that brought you into parenthood. This brief psychotherapy program offers 8 weeks of PWYC relationship therapy that includes: session 1 -3 | assessment session 4 | relationship feedback session 5 | practice conflict communication session 6 | explore…

LGBTQ2S: Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

Eating disorders awareness week 2020. Community Evening: Eating Disorders & the LGBTQ2S Community. Join us for a discussion where panel members will speak about their experience and future directions for Eating Disorder advocacy and support. Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 7PM The Cataslyst at Ryerson University (80 Gould St - RCC 230) Register for free…

Mindfulness for Queer & Trans Folks

Looking to build your mindfulness skills with other queer and trans folks? A 6-week closed group focusing on mindfulness meditation. Personal growth and interpersonal connection facilitated by Andi Yumansky MPS. RP (Qualifying). Andi is queer and trans identified and understand the complexity surrounding non-normative gender and sexual identities, as well as the importance of cultivating…

Chinese Medicine, Natural Transition, and the Gender Binary [interview with Katrina Hanson]

CS: reflected in title, this is an article for transgender folks- Chinese Medicine, Natural Transition (using plant-medicines to alter hormones or ease hormone therapy symptoms/post-surgery symptoms), and the Gender Binary Do yin and yang make Chinese Medicine binary? Yin and yang are often associated with female and male energy respectively, which leads to the misconception…

Trans Birth and Pelvic Physiotherapy! [guest post by pelvic physiotherapist Michelle Fraser]

CS: The following post is written by LGBTQ-informed pelvic physiotherapist Michelle Fraser, who has taken the time to share some of her knowledge regarding pelvic health in the context of trans birth. There is mention of vaginal/rectal health, as well as a mention of trauma with no details. What is pelvic health physiotherapy? Pelvic health…