February 3, 2020

Perfectionism, Presidential PTSD, and Porn

Episode 26 begins the Erotic Epiphany Series!

On this episode Lesley Goth PsyD. joins the conversation to talk about trauma, anxiety, sexual expression, sexual identity, and we dig into eroticism.

Porn can bring couples together? Porn addiction is not the only addiction we should reevaluate: Hello Netflix binges. Anything can be used to avoid intimacy and addiction- watch for the indications of numbing pain or fear of rejection or exclusion when reaching for a way to find pleasure. Self-awareness is key. If we rely on autopilot programming, we cannot break any habit. Change comes from an internal desire to want to change.

What is sexual anorexia? We discuss that plus I ask the question: Can a Presidential election cause PTSD? Lesley offers a considerate and serious response to the question.

Why doesn’t pseudo connection via the internet work?  “We are meant to be connected to each other- like touching!”

What’s wrong with perfectionism? What is Big T Trauma and how does it differ from Little T Trauma?

To connect with Lesley Goth, Psy.D.
https://denverfamilycounselingservices.com/

https://www.facebook.com/denverfamilycounselingservices/

 

 

Lesley Goth PsyD has been in private practice since 2004. She is an expert in the field of Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. Lesley is a blogger, writer, and speaker. She is excited to be working on her first book teaching other therapists how to be good therapists.

Lesley received her BA in Psychology from Skidmore College in NY in 1990. During college, she worked closely with eating disorder and substance abuse patients at Silver Hill Psychiatric Hospital in Connecticut.

Lesley received her MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant University) in 1994. After graduate school, she completed her post doctorate hours in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, nursing home, HMO mental health clinic and a school for seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents.

Soon after graduate school, she married and took time to raise her family. Lesley also had the opportunity to do counseling through her churches in Chino Hills, CA and Raleigh, NC. Lesley currently approaches her work with a very progressive mindset regarding faith and healing. She works with clients of every faith and background. There are many paths to healing if the client is open and ready to do the work. 

After moving to Colorado in 2004, she returned to her passion for counseling and successfully completed the Colorado state licensing exam (CO State License Number 2910). Lesley is currently certified as an EMDR therapist and has completed the level I training for Gottman’s theory of Couples Counseling. Lesley has been invited to speak at Eating Disorder and EMDR therapy events. Lesley also provides supervision and/or consultation for both unlicensed and licensed therapists. In addition to working with clients all over the world, Lesley has also had the privilege of working with victims of the Columbine, Aurora, and Las Vegas shootings.

Lesley’s practice is not limited to trauma. She loves working with adolescents and adults with all types of emotional issues, helping them heal by feeling heard and valued. If you’re feeling stuck, alone, or powerless, Lesley can help you move forward and connect to your true self and experience a fulfilling life.

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