This blog is going to explore dynamics around money, sex, and other mental health topics. Interestingly, I have found people will discuss sex with me long before they discuss finances; money remains a taboo topic, yet showing off the bling is a phenomenon in our culture. Our culture and we as human beings are full of paradoxes. Often these paradoxes are a part of why we struggle. We can act very opposite to our values and wonder why, hating ourselves in the process. This is often the dynamic for those with sex addition. We are more than just our brains, minds, and body. We are beings, living in the world, who engage with and are affected by the by the environment. Looking at dynamics from an integrated perspective will be part of what I do here.
A bit about me. I am a therapist and life coach with an expertise in treating sexual addiction, money and work disorders, and trauma. My work experience is varied and lead to my interest financial psychology; I worked both as a medical recruiter and executive compensation consultant. The company's clientele were Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 companies, their lawyers, and the media. Seeing the dynamics of corporations and executives and other professionals was fascinating from a psychological perspective. Moving into the practice of psychotherapy, I worked at an inpatient rehabilitation facility, allowing me to work more deeply with the intersection of these disorders. Finally, my original interest in psychology was neuroscience. In the 1990's I studied consciousness and the brain with Dr. Karl Pribram. I worked as a research assistant on various studies including electroencephalography (EEG). I was fortunate as an undergraduate (and after) to be able to work in a graduate level capacity and to be mentored by a true genius.
Certainly, there are many perspectives and the contents of this blog are only one. It is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. I am not a physician, so this is not meant as medical or psychological advice. Please speak to your medical and/or mental health provider if you have concerns. The content is only meant as information, to stimulate your thinking and your own inner quest for knowledge and understanding. Happy reading!