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Mindful Hiking, Yosemite Wilderness

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  “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” — Ansel Adams

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Difficulties Using Insurance for Psychotherapy

A frequent question I receive from potential new clients wanting individual or couples counseling, is do I take insurance…perfectly appropriate question to ask.  But the answer can get a little complicated — it’s different using insurance for therapy versus other physical health problems where you’re seeing a medical doctor. Let me help clarify why using

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Couples Communication 101

Most couples come in to therapy interested in improving the way that they communicate with each other.  It may be that they either don’t communicate their needs and avoid conflict OR that they have endless conflict that doesn’t get resolved.  In either case, it can feel like they are not heard, understood and cared for.

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Couples Counseling Can Save Your Relationship

Have you ever been curious if couples counseling could improve your relationship?  Do you want outside help to create a better relationship or to end your relationship amicably?  Whether you’re in a high-conflict or conflict-avoidant relationship, whether you’re interested in rebuilding trust, communicating more effectively, or deepening vulnerability and intimacy with your partner(s), couples counseling

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What is Tantric Sex?

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Watch our video interview above and listen to today’s radio show below where we interview Tantra Expert, Dawn Cartwright, about what Tantra REALLY is and how it can enhance your intimate relationships.   Listen and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes podcast here:

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Affirmative Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

Presentation on Affirmative Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients at the LA-CAMFT Networking Brunch

Yesterday, I gave a presentation on Affirmative Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Clients to my colleagues at the LA CAMFT Networking Brunch that covered the following topics: Basics Differences between sex, gender and sexuality Essential terminology Transphobia What it is How it affects TGNC clients Intersectionality What it is How transphobia intersects with other forms of oppression

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The James and Heather Show

Offering sex, love & relationship advice Check out all our radio/podcast and video episodes here: The James & Heather Show Website   SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes Podcast here:  

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Annual Esalen Workshop

Offering mindfulness workshops for gay men For the past 9 years, I’ve co-created annual weekend workshops for gay men at the Esalen Institute on how to thrive in our lives using mindfulness practices.

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Social Activism

Advancing therapy for LGBTQ clients From Yahoo News (April 9, 2015): “A few months after a transgender teenager took her own life after undergoing religious conversion therapy, the White House issued a statement condemning the use of conversion therapy on youth. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor, Bianna Golodrgya, speaks to therapist, James Guay, about his

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Obama Supports Banning Conversion Therapy

On April 9, 2015, the White House issued statements condemning the use of conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor, Bianna Golodrgya, interviewed me about my personal experiences being put through gay conversion therapy — also known as ex-gay therapy, reparative therapy, sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). Here is US President Barack Obama’s full

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