Couples Therapy

Intimate, trusting and sexual relationships between consenting adults can create the foundation for healing and growth that most of us need. However, couples often stumble on obstacles that keep them from receiving that experience. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT)  will equip couples with tools that become a part of the fabric of their relationship. Of these couples, 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements from this intervention. These distressed couples include partners suffering from disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and chronic illness.

This model will facilitate the process of:

  • Trust
  • Healthy productive communication
  • Healing relationships
  • Exploring sexual issues
  • Strengthening your bond
  • Preparation for marriage in pre-marital counseling

Sex Therapy

Couples Therapy integrated with Sex Therapy can improve your life.

Sex Therapy is a sub-specialty of psychotherapy, focusing on the specific concerns related to human sexuality. People of all ages, creeds, health status, ethnic backgrounds, whether partnered or single, may benefit from working with a psychotherapist who specializes in this area. Your therapist will note both the psychological and the physical components, establish one or more diagnoses and a treatment plan will be proposed. In some instances your therapist may contact your physician, nurse, or other therapist to establish causes and remedies for the problems. You or you and your partner will be educated about the issue and options for change. This educational process may occur through suggested reading material, through watching educational audio-visual materials, through discussion with the therapist, through attending workshops, or all of these therapy processes. With the focus on resolution of sexual issues combined with couples's therapy a couples' sexual experience can be heightened and your marriage improved. A therapist with combined expertise and experience provides clients with many options for solutions to common relationship issues without bias and judgment.

What training does a certified Sex Therapist receive?

Nicole Daniels is certified as an expert in clinical sex therapy and she has been specifically trained in sexual and reproductive anatomy, physiology, sexual development and gender related issues. Medical factors influencing sexuality include: illness, disability, drugs, pregnancy and pregnancy termination, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and safer sex practices. She is also knowledgeable of the affect that sexual abuse and substance abuse can have on relationships and families. Both sexual abuse and substance abuse can lead to abnormal sexual behaviors, hyper-sexuality, and sexual dysfunctions.

These are the kinds of problems helped with Sex Therapy

Typically people experiencing concerns about arousal, performance, or satisfaction, decreased or increased desire for intimacy, or in the case of a couple, mismatched or discrepant desire or interest in sexual intimacy, affects of contraception, and drug use whether prescription or non-prescription. Additionally concerns about sexual trauma in one's background, medical conditions that affect one's sexuality, sexual pain disorders, concerns about gender identity or sexual orientation, and issues around sexual compulsivity or addiction are frequent concerns that people discuss with a Certified Sex Therapist.


Family Therapy

Not all families look alike or have the same make-up. No matter what their shape, they are the beginning of our emotional life. Family therapy can help children and families grow into caring, confident, and emotionally equipped adults. Attachment Focused Parenting is a model used to:

  • Help deepen security within family relationships
  • Empower parents of all different styles
  • Empower children to be emotionally healthy and understand loving and appropriate intimate relationships
  • Parenting guided feelings of love and affection through empathy, understanding and patience
  • Families can learn to be there for each other during times of high emotions when we are sad, angry or scared.
  • Being emotionally present during those times is when it really counts.

Individual Therapy

Through the security of our therapeutic relationship, you can learn to experience and manage emotions in a way that feels peaceful and empowering. You will be able to discern how you feel about yourself and give the type of love, comfort and care you expect to receive from others in a nonjudgmental and non-pathologizing environment. Individual therapy can help you:

  • Create space for healing from your depression, anxiety and grief
  • Heal from previous relationships
  • Realize and achieve your potential
  • Respectfully challenge your belief systems
  • Manage your emotions and empower yourself

Youth Therapy

When children experience traumatic events such as bullying or sexual abuse, domestic violence, taking on more responsibility than age-appropriate, as well as things like divorce, moving from an area where they leave all their extended family and close friends and death of a close friend or family; they may experience emotions or engage in behaviors that interfere with their ability to thrive. These incidents are looked at as triggers and risk factors for children, especially as they are going through life’s developmental stages, which are often challenging. Youth therapy may focus on:

  • Conflicts with peers and family conflicts
  • Disputes regarding grades and studying
  • Sexuality and gender identification
  • Peer relationships
  • Low self-image
  • Conflicting emotions
  • Dating violence