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Addictions
Anger Problems
Anxiety and Panic
Autism
Bipolar
Blended Families
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Codependency
Depression
Drug Addiction
Eating Disorders
Financial Problems
Gambling Addiction
Grief, Sorrow, Loss and Mourning
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy and Parenting
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Relationship and Marital Problems
Sexuality and Sexual health
Spirituality
Trauma
Work Problems

The Languages of Love

Have you ever found yourself…

How to Pass Human Sexuality Comprehensive Exams

You’ve gotten through your bachelor’s…

Caught him on Ashley Madison: Now What?

You found your partner’s name…

Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict: Understanding Your Partner’s…

Foreplaying your Foreplay

You’ve been thinking about sex…

The Power of Compliments

The Power of Compliments:  Learn…

Parenting a Child with ADD: Homework time and Home tasks

Parenting and ADHD/ADD during Homework…

Redefining Sexual Values

Redefining your sexual values is one aspect of the overall process of redefining yourself, separate from your former spouse. It’s natural to mold yourself around the needs of others, particularly in a long-term relationship or marriage. Much of this is automatic; so much so that you may not have recognized the parts of your “self” you stifled in an effort to maintain the “status quo.” It can seem overwhelming at first, since it entails so much change all at once. But a more empowering way to view it could be as an adventure – of discovering new shades of yourself.

Sex and Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

Pregnancy often changes a couple’s sex life, varying daily and changing with each trimester. Learn the most comfortable and satisfying positions for the third trimester.

The Four Horsemen of Communication

The four horsemen of communication…

Surviving Divorce 101

Strategies for surviving divorce developed by a licensed marriage and family therapist.

ReCentering Yourself After A Break-Up

You just broke up with…

Better sex – without ever actually meeting with a sex therapist.

the skills to having better sex without ever actually meeting with a sex therapist.

Breaking The Negative Velcro Loop

Breaking the negative velcro loop. Learn what is a negative velcro loop and what you need to do to stop it.

Negative Velcro Loop

Evaluate your relationship by looking at the communication skills you and your partner utilize. Get a better look at where to go in order to find that deeper level of communication between the two of you.

Sex and Pregnancy: A Husband’s Reflection

The pregnant partner isn’t the only one experiencing change during sex. For the husband, how he views his wife, and what attracts him to his wife can change, and ideally for the positive. In the above letter, this specific husband now sees his wife as sexier with her new curves, and with more confidence. He has also developed new meaning of what his wife’s body represents to him: he sees her body as symbolism of their shared creation, and because of that he feels more connected to her and wants to be closer to his wife.

When is the ideal time to have a baby as a couple?

In determining the ideal time to have a baby, there are many aspects of life to explore and discuss. If no answer jumps out right away, then it’s important to keep having these discussions because you will notice over time and depending on what’s going on with your life at the time, you’re answers (and your partner’s) may change. It is crucial to take inventory of your life and really assess where having a child fits into your life right now.

The six most common excuses to not use online dating

Just like with any approach to dating, the amount of time it will take you to find the right person and the right relationship is unknown. Some people met their spouse via online dating after 30 days, others had to try a few different sites over a few years. However, the sooner you face your fears and start online dating, the closer you are to find the right person.

Support your pregnant partner and be vulnerable

How to Emotionally Support Your Pregnant Partner and be vulnerable requires following 8 Simple Concepts.

Being pregnant when no one knows

Being pregnant when no one knows. Congratulations! Let us be the first to rejoice with you. Keeping you’re pregnancy a secret for the time being can be bittersweet, and even a struggle for many.

Helping your Teen Cope with Death: Losing their Best Friend by Sudden Death

Teen coping: Your teen may cope with death in various ways. You may be able to identify their experience of grief by observing their expressed sad mood. For others it can be quite difficult to pin point their level of grief. What may appear to be typical behaviors and moods may actually be insidious symptoms of depression and grieving. Continue reading to find out more ways in which teens grieve.

Infidelity and Marriage

Infidelity and Marriage are not two words that are supposed to go together. Working through the affair with your spouse, or alone requires vulnerability, honesty, and an open-ness to making behavioral as well as emotional changes. Change takes time, strength, and reflection.

Alex Caroline Robboy CAS MSW LCSW

"Alex" Caroline Robboy

The full resume of “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW, a certified Imago Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist. She is the founder and director of the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.

How To Flirt With Your Husband

How to Flirt with Your Husband – It’s weird right? Why would you flirt with your husband? Well, the reasons are the same as the reasons you flirted when you were “courting/dating/exploring each other”. It keeps things spicy, new and fun.

Your Right To Write

Your Right to Write: Surviving Rape/Sexual Abuse

Will This Relationship Last?

Will this relationship last? Should I invest time and energy into it? Will counseling help?

Where Has The Good Sex Gone

The following 5 items are crucial elements when it comes to having good sex. If you have noticed the quality and frequency of sex and intimacy with your partner has changed recently, this checklist is a great way to assess your current pattern and possibly identify areas to make a change

When To Use An Intervention

Many turn to interventions when confronting a loved one’s sex addiction, drinking problem, or an inability to manage their bipolar disorder, etc. The person’s life is spiraling out of control and it’s only a matter of time until the unspeakable happens. An intervention is typically chosen when family and friends feel that their loved one’s behavior has become so damaging to the point that everyone around this person is negatively impacted by the addiction.

What To Expect In Supervision

What to expect in supervision at The Center For Growth / Sex Therapy In Philadelphia? Supervision is core to our robust training program.

What Is Going On Anorexia

Anorexia as a source of pride, direction, opinions and a way to express vulnerability.

Treatment For Anorexia: What To Expect

What To Expect: Treatment for Anorexia at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.

The Right Therapist

At the end of the first session, you know you are with the right therapist / marriage counselor when:

Talk

Talk, talk, talk, talk that’s all you want to do: guidelines developed at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia to facilitate expression of emotions, understanding nonverbal communication and learning to listen.

Suicidal Ideations

Suicidal Ideations / Suicidal Tendencies – Recognize and Respond. Strategies for survival.

Stress Management

Stress & stress management. What is stress, and how do you manage stress?

Sex Addiction and Work

Sex Addiction And Work: For many people struggling with a sex addiction, the stress they face at work or school is an important trigger that either starts or perpetuates their addictive cycle.

Sex Pregnancy Quiz

Take the sex pregnancy quiz. How much do you know about sex and pregnancy. Test yourself.

Risk Factors for Anorexia Nervosa

Risk Factors for Anorexia Nervosa: While anyone can develop this disorder, certain people are more likely than others to suffer from it

Relieving Depression

Relieving Depression: Over ten percent of the population experiences depression at least once in a lifetime. If you have difficulty enjoying life . . . .

Recognize Obsessive Compulsive

Recognize Obsessive Compulsive Behavior: Ritual is something that every human being uses everyday – whether we realize it or not.

Recognize Eating Disorders

recognize eating disorders – In today’s world, you can barely go anywhere in New Jersey, Delaware or Pennsylvania or do anything without having a certain body-image ideal brought to your attention.

Reclaiming Your Right To Dress Sexy

Reclaiming your right to dress sexy: to most people, a little black dress is just an accessory for a fun Friday night out on South Street Philadelphia.

Rape Sex Abuse Therapy Philadelphia

No one asks to be raped or sexually abused. Experiencing rape, sex abuse or any type of sexual trauma is a horrible event that can have an ongoing long term impact on your life.

Programs in Human Sexuality

a list of programs in human sexuality.

Premarital Counseling Intimacy Enhancement Three Hour Course

Pre-marital counseling and intimacy enhancement course is an individualized three hour course for all ages. This targeted counseling service is safe, fun and reasonably priced. and can change your marriage for the better. Call today to learn more and enroll.

Postpartum Depression In Philadelphia

Postpartum depression in Philadelphia, or PPD is a common problem facing new moms in Philadelphia that should not be ignored. An overview.

Personality Profiles Anorexia

Personality Profiles Anorexia: People with Anorexia Nervosa are usually persistent, conscientious, competitive and driven to succeed types of people.

Perinatal Depression Quiz

Take the perinatal depression quiz developed at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia to determine what type of depression you have.

Premature Ejaculation and the Angry Lover

PE and the Angry Lover (Premature Ejaculation): Sexual exercises developed at Sex Therapy in Philadelphia / Center for Growth to overcome this issue.

Panic Attacks Philadelphia

Panic attacks can be devastating for the people suffering from them and mystifying for their friends and loved ones.

Panic Attack Treatment Philly

Panic attack treatment Philly: 10 Things to Do During a Panic Attack

Nicotine and Sex

Nicotine and Sex: how cigarettes impact your sexuality.

Getting Naked with Negative Body Image

Negative Body Image: an exercise to designed to improve body image.

Developing a Shared Financial Vision

Money Problems and Financial Concerns. To better understand your situation complete this exercise.

Michele Gill McKenna

Michele Gill McKenna resume / CV. She is a play therapist at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.

Medical Doctors and Anorexia

Medical Doctors and Anorexia: Why is seeing a medical doctor so important with Anorexia?

Masturbation at Work

Quitting Masturbation at Work : Establishing Healthy Behaviors in the Greater Philadelphia Area / South Jersey

Masturbation and Pregnancy

Masturbation and Pregnancy. Question: Is masturbation bad for the fetus?

Marriage Therapy and Couples Counseling

Marriage Counseling Philadelphia. Many people have marital problems that have nothing to do with sex. Sex Therapists at Sex Therapy in Philadelphia / Center for Growth are all MARRIAGE COUNSELORS and then have gone on and done specialized training to also be able to work with issues that arise in the bedroom.

Low Self Esteem in Philadelphia

Low Self Esteem

Is It Low Self-Esteem?

How to recognize Low Selfesteem in Philadelphia and come to terms when a poor self-concept is the root of your problems.

Low Fee Therapy

Low Fee Therapy

Loss of a Loved One

How to Deal with the Loss of a Loved One in Philadelphia: at some point in life, most of us will experience the loss of a loved one.

Pregnancy – An Opportunity To Learn How To Have Better Sex

Pregnancy as an OPPORTUNITY to learn how to have better sex with your spouse.

Keeping The Romance Alive

Keeping the romance alive: learning how to spice up one day-to-day life with some simple tricks.

Intimacy And Authenticity

Intimacy and authenticity: What is intimacy and how do you know when you are being intimate with another person?

Anger About Partners Loss of Erection

What to Do When Your Partner Loses an Erection: When Getting Angry is OK

Anger Management Philadelphia

Anger Management Treatment in Philadelphia: techniques to try at home.

Depressed in Philadelphia

Depressed in Philadelphia? How to Spot a Depressive Disorder.

Depression and Sex in Philly

Depression and sex. How does your depression effect your sexuality.

Emotional Changes for the Couple During Pregnancy

During pregnancy couples experience many emotional changes. Learn what they are, and how to prepare you and your partner for them.

Feeling Down vs Depression

Feeling down vs Depression

We All Go Through Slumps in Philadelphia…Here’s How You can Tell If It’s Something More.

How To Get The Most Out Of Couples Therapy

How to get the most out of couples therapy: you have made an important choice: to invest in the improvement of your relationship. By developing appropriate expectations and following a few suggestions, your investment in couples therapy can reap great rewards. This document is designed to help you get the most benefit from our work together.

Improving Relationships

Improving Relationships – Requires Taking…

Imago Style: Deepening A Conversation

Deepening a conversation — Imago…

How To Listen Judgement Free

Learn to communicate without explaining and how to listen judgement free. This is a core skill taught couples therapy and marriage counseling sessions.

How to help your child in treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa –  How to…

Grief and Loss Therapy Group

Grief and Loss therapy group in Center City Philadelphia. Call (215) 922-5683 x 4 to join.

Giving Too Much

Giving too much. Recognizing the issue.

Feelings about entering therapy for Anorexia Nervosa

Feelings about entering therapy for Anorexia Nervosa

Eating Disorders and Sexual Trauma

Eating Disorders and Sexual Trauma there is a connection between sexual trauma and eating disorders.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Treatment in Center City Philadelphia. Recognize and Respond.

The Eating Disorder Voice

The Eating Disorder voice verbally abuses people with Anorexia.

Dynamic Relationship

The How To’s for a Dynamic Relationship

Depression therapy in Phila

Depression Therapy in Phila: typically people with depression go to social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychotherapists for help.

Depression Support Groups

Depression Support Group in Center City Philadelphia. This group is unrelated to sex therapy. Call 267-324-9564 for more information.

Dating After Loss

Dating after loss: knowing when to start dating after loosing a spouse or significant other is one of the difficult tasks that accompanies loosing the person. There are many factors that need to be addressed before the decision to start dating again can be made.

Cycle Of Grief

Cycle of grief. What is it, and how does the cycle of grief work?

Couples and Finances: How to figure out your money personality

Couples and finances: how to figure out your money personality

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

Coping with Stress and Anxiety – So what do you do if you are experiencing stress and anxiety? How can you cope with it? At Center for Growth, these are some of the techniques will teach you.

Confronting the Abuser

Confronting the abuser is a technique that may be utilized in sex abuse / trauma treatment.the goal of confronting your abuser is for you to regain your voice and re-do things so that you can play an active role. You can change the outcome of history for others who would be affected by the abuser, and rewrite yours so that he or she no longer has control over your life. This decision is not appropriate for everyone.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution: Looking at conflict from your partner’s perspective a key concept learned in couples and marriage counseling. A how to guide to doing so at home.

Communication Without Explanations

Communication without the Explanations: A How-To guide for the Speaker and the Listener.

This communication without explanation tip was designed for the couple that is already in therapy to be used at home between sessions.

Communication Problems

A collection of articles designed to improve communication problems. Brought to you by relationship therapists at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue therapy in Philadelphia

Cheating

Cheating

Cheating is a common term that is used by lay people. The term cheating is often used synonymously with “illicit affair, infidelity, unfaithful, bamboozle, fool, con, and defraud.”

Changing Negative Thinking

Changing Negative Thinking – Frequent negative thinking contributes to a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor body image, sexual problems etc.

Should I Tell My Partner About Being In Counseling

Should I tell my partner about being in counseling the decision to tell a partner that you are in counseling can be a difficult and anxiety producing one to make. There are no right or wrong answers – just different choices with different consequences.

Being Single With Premature Ejaculation

Single with Premature Ejaculation – This tip from Sex Therapy in Philadelphia/Center for Growth is designed, with the single guy in mind, no partners are required! Successful completion of this tip will increase your confidence when you are with a partner.

Beating the Blues

Beating the Blues: Treatment for Depression, therapy in Center City, Philadelphia. 10 Ways To Pick Yourself Up when You Are Feeling Down

Avoid the Top 10 Marriage Zappers

Avoid the Top 10 Marriage Zappers

Anxiety & Depression Counseling Group in Philly

Anxiety & Depression Counseling Group in Philly

Anxiety Treatment in Philadelphia

Anxiety Treatment in Philadelphia About Anxiety Suddenly you’re overcome with an intense fear or sense of gloom. You feel as though you want to run, but don’t know why.

Anorexia Nervosa Therapy in Philadelphia

Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological disorder characterized by an obsession to be thin and a distorted body image that drives people to be medically underweight.

Anorexia Nervosa in Philadelphia

Anorexia Nervosa in Philadelphia

Anorexia Nervosa (Purging Type)

Anorexia Nervosa (Purging Type)

Anorexia and the Doctor

Anorexia and the Doctor

Accepting Your Partner’s Limitations

Successful relationships require you to accept your partner’s limitations. Struggling? Try this exercise.

Accepting Your Own Limitations

Accepting your own limitations – Is your relationship worth saving? While most people will have an opinion about whether you and your partner should stay together, ultimately, the answer to that question is an intensely personal decision that only you can answer

Single

Single being single is a relationship style where a person is sexually and/or romantically unattached.

Traditional Monogamy

Traditional monogamy is when two people who have never been romantically or sexually involved with anyone else previously remain sexually/romantically faithful to one another over the course of a lifetime.

Serial Monogamy

Serial Monogamy is a relationship style where a person engages in a committed romantic/sexual relationship with only person at a time. Before engaging in a new romantic/sexual relationship there is a termination of the previous relationship.

Fuck Buddies

Fuck buddies are a form of sexual relationship that does not include a romantic or emotional component. The benefits / drawbacks are . . .

Spirituality And Trauma

Spirituality and Trauma Have you experienced trauma? Have you found yourself asking the question, “Why me?” Do you feel like your Higher Power has let you down or failed you? If so, this tip can serve as a guide to help you deal with your spiritual crisis

Couples Therapy and Counseling

how to get the most out of couples therapy at the Center for growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.

Sexual Communication Technique

Sexual Communication Technique: Are you and your partner good communicators in the bedroom? Complete the following exercise, and determine the answer(s) for yourself

Friends with Benefits

Before engaging in a “Friends with Benefits” it is important for a person to decide for him or herself what she or he really wants out of a relationship. Some important questions to ask yourself, during this consideration should include