Take a look around to find out more about my in-person and online services. But Retroactive Jealousy , as it is sometimes called, is usually not a sign that the relationship is under threat from another party. This sexual jealousy often starts happening to a person whose sexuality has been repressed in their upbringing or by social conditioning. Restrictive ideas about gender differences between men and women can play a part too.
LGBT Gay, Lesbian, Couples Counseling (San Diego)
Same-sex couples share many commonalities with heterosexual couples. The day-to-day activities of their lives often are similar, but the social context in which they live differs greatly, largely due to the influences of the dominant heterosexual culture and traditional expectations of gender roles within a relationship. Many same-sex pairs may experience extreme stress if every day supports are lacking in their lives—for example, familial, legal, religious, economic, and social support. The fact that many same-sex relationships endure, and are as stable as cohabitating heterosexual unions, in spite of residing in a sometimes-hostile climate, is a testimony to the resiliency of the members involved.
As a licensed counselor and psychotherapist, Kristina specializes in helping individuals to thrive in interpersonal relationships, both personally and professionally. She uses techniques that focus on utilizing the past to gain mastery of the present and to promote increased strength, confidence, and relational skills. Kristina has expertise in working with anxiety, depression, and their related negative impacts. As the owner of Emerge Wellness, she creates a safe and comfortable environment conducive to helping people heal and grow in their physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Julie Jacobson is a psychotherapist with more than ten years of experience.
In the early s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. For over two years, I sat on a couch and endured emotionally painful sessions with a counselor. I was told that my faith community rejected my sexuality; that I was the abomination we had heard about in Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in the world; that it was inevitable I would get H. The therapist ordered me bound to a table to have ice, heat and electricity applied to my body. I was forced to watch clips on a television of gay men holding hands, hugging and having sex.