ABOUT THE EPISODE
In this episode, Dr. Kelly Casperson interviews Brooke Bralove, a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist, about her work in treating sexual health issues and trauma.
Brooke discusses her evolution into specializing in sexual health and the importance of education and normalizing sexual issues. She explains the benefits of accelerated resolution therapy (ART) in treating trauma and shares success stories. Brooke also addresses the role of vulnerability in intimacy, the spectrum of trauma, and the integration of therapy into medical practice. She provides resources for finding an ART therapist.
HERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSS
- Education and normalizing sexual issues are crucial in helping individuals and couples address sexual health challenges.
- Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) is a brief treatment modality that uses bilateral eye movements to provide lasting relief and healing for trauma and sexual health issues.
- Vulnerability is essential for intimacy, and therapy can create a safe space for open communication and healing.
- Trauma can manifest in various forms, including sexual trauma, medical trauma, and developmental trauma.
- Finding a therapist who is trauma-informed and trained in specialized therapies like ART can be beneficial for individuals seeking help.
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