New Office Hours in Fairfield, CT

Starting in December, I will have office hours in Fairfield, CT on Tuesdays. To make an appointment, please contact me at tammy@drtammynelson.com.

Session Types available:

One on One Therapy Sessions
Couples Therapy

Using techniques like some of the following…

Imago Relationship therapy, sexuality counseling, art therapy, eating disorders and body image work, substance abuse and codependency counseling, bibliotherapy (writing therapy), group therapy, guided imagery, visualization and other techniques.

You can begin to explore the places you may need to heal or grow.

This holistic approach covers all aspects of your life, so that you have the opportunity to use your new skills in real life situations, like work or your relationship.

More information on therapy sessions available here.

Limited Time Offer: Holiday Desire Bundle

The holidays are coming and what better time to focus on your true desires? Now you can heat up your relationship with this limited time offer of three teleclasses full of DESIRE! The Holiday Desire Bundle is great for Hanukah or Christmas gifts to spice up your relationship.

Until December 31, 2014 you can purchase the following teleclasses as part of The Holiday Desire Bundle and save 20%!

A Beginner’s Guide to Sharing Fantasies: How to Talk Dirty in Bed
Talking Sexy will turn you on, turn your partner on and bring you to your most inmate moments together.

Creating Sexual Desire in Six Weeks: Low Desire Couples and Sexless Marriages
A course focused on treating couples who suffer from or report low desire, lack of sexual arousal, sexless marriage or have little or no interest in sex within their partnership.

Getting the Sex You Want with Dr. Tammy Nelson
Do you crave a more fulfilling sex life? Join one of the top experts in the field of love and eroticism on the keys to creating and sustaining passion in a long-term love affair.

Buy the Holiday Desire Bundle here!

Get the Motivation You Need to Reach Your Writing Goals

Do you dream of being a writer, publishing an article or a book? For most, November is a bit early to be thinking about New Year Resolutions for 2015… but if you have been meaning to start, complete, or publish your writing project then plan ahead for January and sign up for the next session of Writing and Publishing for Professionals. This course will give you the information to create, continue and give birth to your dreams.

Writers need support, encouragement and feedback. A writers group can provide positive suggestion and critique to give guidance and direction to a project that is stuck or in the vision stage.

A group can inspire you and more importantly, motivate you to get started and to finish to completion a project. Being accountable to a group, completing writing exercises, getting and giving feedback, and creating a plan for submissions will help you as a writer complete your projects. The class will help you get through a first draft, a second, a third and maybe more. It will help you create a plan and a vision for publication!

Sessions start in January and run through May 2015. For more information or to register, go to Writing and Publishing for Professionals Winter 2015. Payment plans are available, contact TammyNelsonAsst@gmail.com for more information.

6 Most Common Myths About Sex Addiction

DatingAdvice.com’s Hayley Matthews has brought together some of the leading AASECT experts to debunk the 6 most common myths about sex addiction. The highlights include:

“…sex addiction is a cultural label that is not clinically accurate.” – Dr. Neil Cannon

“…many clients get shamed by spouses, family and friends for being a ‘sex addict’ when what they really needed was a supportive counseling experience founded in solid principles of psychotherapy and marriage counseling.”- Dr. Neil Cannon

…while some sex addicts may cheat on their spouses, having one or several affairs does not necessarily classify someone as a sex addict. – Alexandra Katehakis

“I would never invalidate their spouse’s rage or their wife’s rage at being cheated on, because that’s real and that’s their [the cheater's] fault, but you can’t treat or help these people just by being angry at them.” – Alexandra Katehakis

Sex addiction is a hotly debated topic and a buzzword amongst media and celebrities. Unfortunately it is also deeply misunderstood by many. Read the full article on DatingAdvice.com. For more information on treating out of control sexual behavior (OCSB), this 2 hour teleclass with Dr. Neil Cannon presents a gentle, non-shaming approach to help clients feel empowered and in control of their own sexual behaviors. The course conceptualizes a systemic, strength-based approach that includes assessment and treatment protocols for OCSB. This workshop will equip the clinician with a process to help couples heal and re-establish trust.

7 year old Lena Dunham: Curious Child or Sexual Predator?

I’d like to present a topic for conversation – I want to hear from other experts on sex, parenting, and trauma recovery about what is normal childhood exploration and expression of sexuality and what is child sexual abuse? There’s been a lot of talk over the last week about Lena Dunham’s memoir detailing her explorations of anatomy, pleasure, affection, and sexual expression during her childhood. If you haven’t heard about this, here are a few articles to consider:

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