Announcing: New In-Person AASECT Certification Supervision Group in New Haven, CT

I’m honored and excited to announce that I have launched a new in-Person AASECT certification supervision group that will meet at my office in New Haven, CT starting July 26!

Each group will meet for four hours, from 12 noon until 4 pm Eastern time. There are three dates to choose from: July 26, Sept 25 or Oct 23, 2015. Please indicate your choice of day at time of registration.

I have also extended my Online Group Supervision and have a couple of openings in two phone/online Supervision groups:

June 4, June 25 and July 9th Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm

June 1, June 15, June 29 and July 13th Mondays 3:30 to 5:00pm

Register for a group by emailing TammyNelsonAsst@gmail.com and reserving your spot here.

Working in a group setting with a PhD Board Certified, Master Level, Expert therapist, supervision will give you a chance to share your cases and hear ample feedback and receive interventions and direction from me, and from the group.

Each participant will have time to present cases, ask questions, and learn from other participants. Group discussion, experiential intervention and optional homework may include reading material, videos, and other suggestions for practice of hands on skills. Maximum participation is encouraged. All experience and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, and all dynamics and approaches welcome.

Supervision for beginners to advanced practitioners
Special topics and expertise include couples therapy, sexuality, infidelity
AASECT supervision for sex therapists and educators
Supervision for LPCs and other consultation available upon request

Justice RBG is at it again! This time, wedding gay men

We are expecting the decision on same-sex marriage from the Supreme court sometime in June. Until then, the media are watching every moment for a clue as to how the court may rule on Gay Marriage. It’s no secret that (the notorious) Ruth Bader Ginsburg is leading the charge in favor of ruling in favor of allowing gay marriage. If you were ever in doubt of her dedication to the cause, check this out: She officiated a wedding between two grooms, but the best part? Her “sly look and special emphasis on the word ‘Constitution,’ Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.”

It’s not easy being a Mompreneur

Many of you may or may not know that I did a series of informative videos for KidsInTheHouse.com about pregnancy, parenting, recovering from infidelity, etc. Today I want to congratulate creator ofKidsInTheHouse.com, Leana Greene, for her success as both an entrepreneur and as a Mom. As any working mother knows, balancing family and work obligations can be a daunting task. Being a mom and an entrepreneur requires extra dedication and even less sleep. Leana Greene has it together and she shared 3 tips for Success in both Business and Parenting for the readers of Success.com.

Read it here: A Mompreneur’s 3 Tips to Succeed in Business and Parenting

For more advice on parenting, check out this video fromKidsInTheHouse.com with advice from celebrities like Geena Davis, Arianna Huffington, Tiffani Thiessen, Ricki Lake and more.

Pay Attention to the importance of a healthy sex life

It’s Spring here in the Northeast – finally! Are you ready to break out of your Winter doldrums?

My personal affirmation for this exciting time of the year is “pay attention!” So much is happening so fast. From the hummingbird that hovered above my geranium on my back deck for a quick second, to my children who are growing up so fast, to the opportunities I can create in my life, I need to pay attention in a new way, a closer way.

Do you feel like an area of your life could use a bit more attention? Perhaps your sex life has taken a turn towards mundane? Sex plays an important role in your overall health and well being, so it should not be ignored. I explored how to break out of a sex rut with some of my colleagues in a recent YourTango video: The Best Way To Break Out Of Your Rut In The Bedroom.

I recently weighed in on the importance of a healthy sex life in a MedicalDaily article by Lizette Borreli: Use It Or Lose It: How Age, Hormones, And Masturbation Predict Sexual Health. The more sex you have, the more you want. Not sure how to up your game? E-mail me for an Individual or Couples Intensive session; I have two spots left this summer and can send you more information.

The bottom line is…get busy everyone and pay attention to what makes you and your partner happy. If you need guidance or support, I am here to help.

The Modern Family: Platonic Parenting

Family against dark sunsetLast year, following Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s announcement of their separation, I penned an article for HuffingtonPost about Conscious Uncoupling. The topic was hot in the media and with relationship experts for a few months until something new came along. Intentional or conscious uncoupling is a wonderful approach for couples looking to separate their lives after a period of companionship while still considering the well-being of all involved.

Some families have been trying a different approach for many years: platonic parenting.

Many couples seek couples therapy trying to reawaken the loving, sexual connection they once shared. For a few, they may be trying to discover a new way of relating to each other with love after years of struggling with sexual incompatibilities. They may remain happy as companions and desire to remain happily married, caring for their children while letting go of the sexual and romantic connection between them.

Newly platonic parents need to negotiate their new monogamy agreement to include housing and financial arrangements, how each person will get their sexual needs met, and how much will the kids know about their relationships.