Intimacy Anorexia Counseling
Intimacy Anorexia Counseling: What We Do
Our intimacy anorexia counseling sessions are for individuals and couples who lack intimacy in their relationships. Intimacy is an essential component of creating close relationships, establishing feelings and building togetherness. By nature, intimacy brings individuals, partners and couples together because of what it is.
Intimacy anorexia is the active withholding of spiritual, emotional and sexual intimacy. Dr. Weiss coined this term after seeing a distinct lack of intimacy within clients' relationships during his counseling sessions. He later developed the a training program to help others learn about and treat this addiction.
Intimacy is used to describe any interaction on a very close, personal level. It can also be experienced on an emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual level. More often it is used to describe physically intimate interactions in a sexual context. Relationships with intimacy grow and flourish while relationships without intimacy become strained.
A lack of intimacy allows people to drift apart. For individuals, a lack of intimacy can take the form of "ghosting" relationships, disappearing from friend groups and cutting back on social interactions. This can be caused by social anxiety, self-confidence perceptions or reclusiveness. For partners and couples, this looks like a lack of sharing emotions, less and less physical intimacy and limited connectedness. It is usually caused by sex addiction, emotional immaturity and past trauma.
Recreate your intimacy and reestablish your interconnectedness again with help from out licensed counselors. We will help you understand the causes of why you were intimacy anorexic in the first place, how to reverse the condition and rediscover intimacy in your relationships.
Our Track Record
We have over thirty years of experience treating intimacy anorexia at Heart to Heart Counseling Center and have seen thousands of intimacy anorexics successfully recover after attending our intensives, counseling sessions, viewing our therapeutic intimacy anorexic DVDs and using our recovery techniques. You can read our testimonials from past clients on our Testimonials Page.
Types of Intimacy Anorexia Counseling
We offer two types of intimacy anorexia counseling at Heart to Heart Counseling Center. We offer individual counseling sessions with our licensed counselors and also complete intimacy anorexia treatment programs called "Intensives."
Intimacy Anorexia Counseling
Intimacy Anorexia Counseling Sessions
Our intimacy anorexia counseling sessions are focused on couples and individuals who are dealing with a lack of intimacy in their relationships and aren't able to attend our intensive complete intimacy anorexia treatment program. Our counseling sessions are scheduled by the hour.
Our licensed counselors specifically focus on:
- Helping you understand what intimacy anorexia is.
- Defining the underlying causes of the intimacy anorexia in your relationships.
- Assessing the relational damage done by the lack of intimacy and healing the associated pain.
- Working on ways to improve intimacy and intentionally build and share more intimacy.
- Completing structured intimacy assignments.
- Encouraging participation in Intimacy Anorexia and Married and Alone support groups.
- Moving forward into a new life of applying relational intimacy on a regular basis.
- Opportunities for followup and periodic checkups.
Intimacy Anorexia Intensives
Complete Intimacy Anorexia Treatment Programs
Our Intimacy Anorexia Intensive program is focused on couples and individuals who are dealing with intimacy problems in their relationships and want help renewing their relational connections. The intensives are 3 or 5 days long. They include a full treatment program with three daily counseling sessions with Dr. Doug Weiss or one of our licensed counselors trained by Dr. Doug, access to our intimacy anorexia recovery DVDs and materials and more. Stop suffering from your lack of intimacy and rebuild your connectedness through our intensive treatment program.
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A Lack Of Intimacy Destroys Relationships
Intimacy is necessary to create and sustain lasting relationships. It keeps you connected, allows you to be present and enables you to meet the other person's needs. Relationships built on solid foundations and constantly renewed by intimacy are beautiful things. A lack of intimacy kills relationships.
Picture your relationship like a lake. Intimacy is the stream that flows into the lake and constantly renews and feeds it. As soon as the stream dries up, the lake soon becomes a dry plain of cracked, sun-baked mud. Don't let your relationships dry up and choose to be intimate intentionally. To learn more about intimacy anorexia, visit our What Is Intimacy Anorexia Page.