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THE THERAPIST DIRECTORY OF SAN DIEGO is an online directory featuring San Diego psychotherapists, including marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, professional clinical counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

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Articles Of Interest

Sexual Addiction 101

by Bill C. Martin, M.A., LMFT

What is going on here? A teenager with few friends who spends several hours a day, seven days a week surfing porn sites and does little else but go to school and come home to the computer. A husband leaving the house to do a quick errand for his wife, but who cannot resist stopping by the park for quick sex with 3 or 4 men. The young woman who sleeps with man after man “Looking for Mr. Good Bar.”

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Guidelines For Resolving Conflict

by Mary L. Obata, M.A. Marriage & Family Therapist

Conflict is a necessary, inevitable part of a relationship. It is actually healthy to engage in conflict and be able to resolve issues. What is unhealthy is to repetitively engage in escalated, destructive conflict. Following are guidelines to keep destructive fighting to a minimum and to be able to resolve conflict peacefully and constructively.

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Becoming Fully Alive Through Bioenergetic Analysis

by Maggie Locke, M.A., MFT, CBT and Nicole Dockter, LCSW

There are times in therapy when words cannot express what you are experiencing inside.

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Baby, You Can Light My Fire

by Karen Gless, Ph.D., MFT

“Baby, you can light my fire” or so the song goes but what if that fire doesn’t seem to ignite? It is known that low sexual desire is a function of our minds and our bodies. What is not often known is that it takes a bit of detective work to discover what the cause of the low desire is and then what can be done to solve it.

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