Kathi Scholz, LPC, NCC

Kathi Scholz is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with adults and with couples.

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This veteran got through the toughest times — all thanks to his amazing pets (via The Dodo)


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[01/18/17]   "Exploring S*xuality" women's group will be running for 10 weeks. February 14 - April 25, 2017. See the brochure below.


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[04/11/16]   ……….Now Forming………

Women & S*xuality Group for Women 40+ Years
Wednesday Evenings from 7-8:30, 10 Consecutive Weeks

So you’re not enjoying s*x like you did in your 20s and 30s. Or maybe it feels like pleasurable s*x has passed you altogether. You are not alone. As we grow older we might find our s*x life stagnated, routine, boring or non-existent. We may suffer from low libido or physical pain, reduced estrogen production, the thinning of the vaginal skin, or psychological pain.
You can have and are entitled to a meaningful, pleasurable and exciting s*x life. This is a time for mature, healthy, vibrant s*xuality. It is a new chapter of learning, growing and embracing who you are as a s*xual being.
In this group you will examine your own sense of s*xual being and experience the support of others who share common feelings and concerns. Each session will provide s*xual education, exploration and sharing by the group members. This will be a closed group bound by confidentiality. It will be small, consisting of 6-8 women to allow for comfort and security. The price is $65 per session for 10 weeks.
We will explore the categories that apply to the core concerns of the group members:

S*xual myths Pain
Inhibitions Libido
Or**sm Our Mature Body
Eroticism and Sensuality Personal Boundaries
S*x and Communication The Effects of Trauma on S*xuality

Please call or email for more information
Kathi Scholz, LPC, NCC [email protected] 703.591.5912 ext.104
The Growth & Recovery Center, 10721 Main St. #2350, Fairfax, VA 22030

dotellstories.tumblr.com 02/03/2016

Do Tell

Do Tell

Do Tell is a crowdsourced compilation of anonymous, true, personal stories about s*x and s*xuality. This story-sharing blog is an extension of the oral history documentary Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk about S*x. Please follow us and connect. You can read random entries by clicking below, or search by keyword or content.

Why Do Tell? Because we live in a s*x-saturated culture with precious little honest and authentic discussion of s*xuality. Because speaking our truths, with all their complications and imperfections and beauty, challenges a culture of shame that impacts us every day. Because our voices and our histories matter.
It's your story. Do tell!

dotellstories.tumblr.com Do Tell is a crowdsourced compilation of anonymous, true, personal stories about s*x and s*xuality. This story-sharing blog is an extension of the oral history documentary Subjectified: Nine Young...

ted.com 01/26/2016

Are we designed to be s*xual omnivores?

ted.com An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in s*xually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human being…

[01/26/16]   Women & S*xuality Group
Member Openings
I am currently seeking 3 new members for this ongoing group. This is a small group with a limit of 6 members.

The purpose of this group is to share s*xual struggles and solutions with the support and caring of each member. It is a closed group. Once the membership is filled, no new members will be accepted unless a slot opens up.

A small closed group provides a safe and stable setting in which members can feel more comfortable talking about their s*xual concerns. It creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty, allowing the members to be open and vulnerable. In this safe setting, members can share their concerns without being judged. S*xual education is also provided on a regular basis.

The beauty of a group compared to individual therapy is that you are supported by others who have similar struggles as you. You are able to be empathetic with others and they with you because you can relate to each others pain. Members are truly able to put themselves in the shoes of another and view those struggles through the same lens. Sharing allows members to let go of the heavy burden of shame and secrecy - of feeling "abnormal" and "alone". Just realizing others "get you" can be freeing. Sharing normalizes what you are dealing with and opens up the possibilities of healing and growth.

If you are interested in learning more about this group, please go to my website: kathischolz.com for my contact information.

kimberlyresnickanderson.com 12/22/2015

The Truth About Female Or**sm – Kimberly Resnick Anderson

I run a group for women called Women & S*xuality which focuses on women understanding and embracing themselves as s*xual beings. Kimberly has pulled together her own succinct information that debases the myths about and makes sense of the obstacles to having or**sm. Wonderful and so on the money! Thanks Kimberly!

kimberlyresnickanderson.com The Truth About Female Or**sm by Kimberly Resnick Anderson | Dec 17, 2015 | S*x Therapy | 0 comments Okay, so here’s the truth about female or**sm. We live in an or**sm-focused society. Or**sm is perceived as the proverbial icing on the already tasty s*xual cake. Despite our misguided notion that or…

washingtonpost.com 11/15/2015

Let husband off the hook with parents

More sage advice from the wise Carolyn Hax on the family struggles that come to light during the holiday season.

washingtonpost.com Wife should not let mom and dad monopolize her time — or husband’s — during long-distance visits.

ted.com 11/07/2015

You can grow new brain cells. Here's how

ted.com Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

washingtonpost.com 11/07/2015

Carolyn Hax: After ‘loves lost,’ son dreads Thanksgiving with family

washingtonpost.com Amid his turmoil, a mother could have reacted better to her child’s decision not to attend the family dinner.

bbc.com 11/04/2015

Five ways to have a skin or**sm

bbc.com Those rare, non-s*xual moments of bliss known as “skin or**sms” can come in many different forms, finds David Robson.

[10/19/15]   “S*x is always about emotions. Good s*x is about free emotions; bad s*x is about blocked emotions.”
― Deepak Chopra


No one can fill us with what we need but ourselves.


The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachment and Addiction (07/29/2015)

The wise Tara speaks about the pain of longing, the need for more to fill a deep void inside of us.

The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachment and Addiction In Buddhist cosmology the torment of intense desire that can never really be satisfied is d...



That's some deep s**t, yo...

mic.com 10/15/2015

Can You Spot What's Missing From These Haunting Portraits?

mic.com They're trying to make an important point. 


Kathi Scholz, LPC, NCC

kathischolz.com 10/13/2015

Kathi Scholz, - Women's S*xuality Group

Women & S*xuality Group Forming for the month of November. Please go to www.kathischolz.com for details.

kathischolz.com Kathi Scholz Licensed Professional Counselor - McLean, VA. Isolation exists only in isolation, once shared, it evaporates. Healing lies on the bed of risk. s*x therapy in washington d.c.

nytimes.com 08/09/2015

Exes Explain Ghosting, the Ultimate Silent Treatment

Although the act is simple, the results are complex.

Ghosting = abandonment. Disappearing because your life is in danger or you are in an abusive relationship makes sense. Otherwise, it's avoidance with the result (to the injured party) of suffering the hurt of being disregarded and metaphorically thrown away. It can create long lasting wounds.The message is: you don't matter and I don't care how you feel or think about this so I am not giving you the opportunity to respond or give input.

Often, as this article shows, it comes unexpectedly without the injured party having an awareness that the relationship is dead. No closure. Just pain. The ghoster has closure. He/she knew this was coming. The ghoster has the power. He/she is making the decision without the shared consequences of discussion or witnessing the pain they might be causing. The ghostee is powerless, has no closure, is often left wondering what happened, did he/she deserve it, and then questioning his/her own ability to trust others in the future.

Face the music, do the right thing.

nytimes.com Breaking up by virtually disappearing is becoming an increasingly popular, if frustrating, way to ditch a relationship.

depressionny.com 08/07/2015

Treatment of S*xual Side-Effects of SSRI Antidepressant Medications--a Study at the Mood...


“Over the past several years there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of s*xual side effects of SSRI medications. It has become clear that they are common and often cause significant distress in people treated with SSRIs. We are now studying ways in which to effectively treat this problem…” --David Hellerstein, MD

depressionny.com SSRI, antidepressant medication, s*xual side effects, anor**smia, decreased libido, delayed ej*******on, requip, Requip CR, ropinirole, augmentation treatment, depression, chronic depression, research, treatment, Lexapro, WellbutrinXL, Abilify, Aripiprazole, Antidepressant, Augmentation, Q&A about S…


Women & S*xuality Group starting beginning of September

hespiritscience.net 07/18/2015


We so often get consumed by the feeling itself. I believe the key is to go to "I have" rather than "I am". Meaning - "I have that thought/feeling of being worthless" rather than "I am worthless". This helps to give the space to observe the thought rather than be consumed by it. The hard part here is to be able to connect the emotional feeling to the thought. Ask yourself- what is that feeling telling you?

from: thespiritscience.net/2015/07/06/how-to-work-through-dark-thoughts-and-negativity/

Everyone has thoughts of self doubt, powerlessness and negativity – that’s completely normal.

It’s how to choose to grow from these thoughts that matters. Whenever you get overwhelmed by dark thoughts, negativity, discouragement and anxiety, there are a few ways to look inside yourself and clear that murky energy.

sad-child-portraitIn moments of spiraling negativity, the first step is to always take a few deep breaths. Focus on your center, on the physical sensation of living. Bring yourself back to the present moment.

Start to take yourself out of yourself by watching your thoughts objectively.

Do not judge, label or even think about the inflow of thoughts happening, just objectively watch and acknowledge them. See them as lessons to learn not a punishment to be had.

Ask your thoughts:

1. What do you represent?

2. What can I learn from you?

You are experiencing those thoughts for a reason, even if they seem random or irrelevant. Treat ‘down’ days or emotions as a chance to learn from your pain of the past.

What are we suppose to do; continually dwell on them and distract ourselves to feel better, or actually get to the core of the problem?shutterstock_97319846

Sometimes the core looks like something completely unexpected, sometimes it’s memories we’ve hidden away.

Sometimes it’s a self sabotage thing, sometimes it’s just what we were taught. Keep growing in your mental garden.

When we choose to not learn and grow from our sadness, we are choosing to stay in a spiral that keeps us in a low state. It is very much a choice.

Feel your power in the situation, feel your ability to shift into a lighter state by acknowledging what you’ve done and taking it as a chance for change.

Don’t get stuck on ‘well I made that mistake and I feel bad’, continue through it. Don’t go around those feelings, recognize your fault and see how it will change in the future. That’s how you grow. You see what you can do next time, because there always is a next time.


thespiritscience.net 07/18/2015

How Changing Your Beliefs Changes The World Around You

thespiritscience.net I always tend to see a basic fault when I hear people talk about hoping for change in the world. It’s the idea that we see the notion of change as something happening outside of us, driven by some faceless group of elite scientists, inventors and leaders coming up with some revolutionary idea that w…

psychologytoday.com 07/18/2015

The Connections Between Emotional Stress, Trauma and Physical Pain

psychologytoday.com Chronic pain can be caused by trauma and stress.


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