PTSD and CPTSD – is there a difference?

PTSD and CPTSD – is there a difference? Most of us are familiar with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but what about CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Disorder)? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders – the official reference guide for mental health therapists – does not acknowledge this [...]

By |2020-11-30T18:54:24+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|

Tolerating differences is tough, but you can do it

Tolerating differences is tough, but you can do it  Can you see the world through someone else’s eyes? Is there a healthy way to discuss differences? Are you able to remain close to someone when your differences feel so threatening? Differentiation is a process that we, as therapists, have used [...]

By |2021-10-18T22:00:28+00:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|

First responders help everyone but themselves

First responders help everyone but themselves Mass shootings, burning buildings, car accidents, domestic violence disputes, suicides, child abuse, sexual assault …. the average person may never witness any of these horrific events in their lifetime. For first responders, this is their life. Victims depend on the actions of a first [...]

By |2020-10-08T20:41:44+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|

Bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality and sexual fluidity – do we really understand these terms?

Bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality and sexual fluidity – do we really understand these terms? Dr. Mimi Hoang, a nationally recognized psychologist, educator, author and activist specializing in LGBTQ+ and Asian Pacific communities, co-founded three organizations in Los Angeles, California dedicated to bisexual, pansexual, fluid and non-monosexual individuals. She spoke with me [...]

By |2020-09-23T18:35:59+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid19, Individual Counseling, LGBTQIA+|

It is okay to talk about your paraphilia … but choose a trained therapist

It is okay to talk about your paraphilia... but choose a trained therapist Paraphilias are intense sexual arousals to certain situations, objects, individuals or behaviors. Years ago, it was popular to consider paraphilia as perversions, but, with more research, we have learned they can be part of an average person's [...]

By |2020-07-10T15:58:33+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Couples Counseling, Individual Counseling, LGBTQIA+, Sexual Wellness|

Metro Detroit psychotherapist stresses COVID-19 impact on mental health

Metro Detroit psychotherapist stresses COVID-19 impact on mental health This week, the state announced a new hotline launched to help people whose mental health has been impacted by COVID-19.Dr. Joe Kort, a psychotherapist at The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak, says it's badly needed."We're having [...]

By |2020-05-04T21:53:44+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Couples Counseling, Covid19, Individual Counseling|

We Are Still Open and Here to Help You – Telehealth Services are Available

We Are Still Open and Here to Help You —Telehealth Services are Available At The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health and Joe Kort and Associates, our team is committed to providing you uninterrupted care, support and services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will remain open to see you. We [...]

By |2020-04-21T18:43:17+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Couples Counseling, Covid19, Individual Counseling, LGBTQIA+, Sexual Wellness|

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