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By: Robert Odell, LISCW

Thoughts on online psychotherapy

Online psychotherapy is indeed a mixed bag of increased and decreased intimacy levels between therapist and client(s). There’s plenty of press to read on the subject, so I won’t bother linking to all of them here. I will remain working online for the forseeable future, at least until the first

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Archetypes & Narratives

I was reviewing some literature lately that referred briefly to some traditional Dominant/submissive “archetypes”. The ones mentioned included: Teacher (or Professor)/Student (or Intern), Parent/Child, Captor/Prisoner, and Doctor/Patient. That caused me to think about Narratives, my eight part blog series posted here from 12/19/18 – 7/27/19. Power/authority Archetype is a great word.

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The new fluid bonding

One of the longer term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the social re-arrangement of physical proximity and boundaries, and sex. And similar to a new fluid bonding, we must find ways to manage this safety. It’s at a new and very dangerously different level. The new fluid to

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Quick notes on Eroticism & Sexuality in Quarantine

We can be fairly clear that there’s been for many a unique test of their erotic and sexual lives during the COVID-19 quarantine. The emphasis on “social distancing” was certainly chilling to the idea of seeking new sexual partners. (The alternative phrase, “safely relating”, never took off as a substitute.)

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Co-payments and COVID-19

Most health insurance carriers have reduced or suspended “cost sharing” with their subscribers for an extended period. This could well save you money. “Cost share” means co-payments (“co-pays”), which are fixed amounts that subscribers pay per appointment. It also includes “co-insurance” payments, which is a percentage of the fee paid

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