Intimate conversations with your partner

When was the last time you had a deep, intimate, vulnerable, conversation with your partner? Keeping your love alive, your communication with your partner intimate and transparent, and your sex life juicy and vibrant can be challenging. Most of us are just too busy. We have careers to pursue, jobs to attend to, finances to figure out, deadlines to keep, kids…

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Waking Up to Your Full Sexual Potential

Spring is here – are you ready to tap into the abundance of your sexual energy? Yes. Spring is here, no question.. the flowers are bursting with colors, the poppies are flaming the hillside, the bees are humming in frenzy, the sacred Yuba River is flowing with abundance our much-needed water. Nature is alive. And so are we. As we awake…

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Couples Workshop Nevada City

Are the ‘Reds’ of Valentine’s Day Giving you the ‘Blues’?

Reaching to the Full Potential of Your Relationship ♥ Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop ♥ Nevada City, California ♥ March 2016 As the decorations of Valentine’s Day start flooding every grocery store and shopping center window, it reminds us of our own “valentines.” At times, it starts to nag on us that ‘here it is again,’ the holiday of LOVE.  Am I ready…

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Happy New Year from Dalia Anderman, MFT

If We Don’t Know Where We Are Going, We May Never Get There

Making New Year resolutions that stick… (and new couple’s workshop coming in March, 2016) If you are like me, right around the middle of December, as the Solstice approaches, the darkness sets in and I go inward, getting in touch with the promises I have made myself about the changes I’ve wanted to make. Then there is the big New Year’s Eve…

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The HOLIDAY season often brings unwelcome guests – STRESS!

How to find light when darkness is around us, and how do we turn to loved ones to get comfort? Lately in my practice I have been noticing, that as the beauty of Fall gives way to the dark of Winter, as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, that for some, when this seasonal change begins, it comes with a…

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You are here by Dalia Anderman, MFT

You Are Here!! Now… Where Do You Want to Go?

How is it that traveling and psychotherapy are related? ‘Long time ago’ when we traveled we use to use maps.. Yes, those paper folded treasures, which you opened as you stepped out into the unknown city streets, looking for the nearest coffee shop or simply to know ‘where you are’. Now there’s google maps, and citymapper apps on your smart…

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What do ‘Burning Man’, ‘Psychs on Bikes’ and ‘Hold Me Tight’ ® have in common?

and why am I so compelled by both.. ? Those of you who know me, know that every year on the week leading up to Labor Day, I make a pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to partake in the Burning Man festival event. Burning Man is a temporary city of 70K + participants, based on principles of…

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Signing up for a couple’s workshop can be intimidating

How can a couples workshop (or couples therapy) help my relationship? Are you ready to experience a stronger couple connection?  Are you and your partner caught in endless cycles of the same fights with different topics or narratives? In the past few weeks I have had many inquiries about the Hold Me Tight workshop and “how does it work”? Perhaps understanding what we…

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Are We Just Roommates?

Finding a way out of the “Roommate Marriage” So many times I hear this sentiment in the therapy office. “We are just roommates,” “we are just co-parenting,” “when the kids leave home there will be nothing left and we will part,” “we are friends at best but more like strangers,” “we are house managers” and the list goes on. Being…

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Longing Blog by Dalia Anderman, MFT

Why Men Do Not Show Emotions? – or Do They?

In my Twenty+ years of marriage, I used to have endless conflicts with my then-husband about him not talking, not sharing emotions, not being as verbal as I wanted him to be. A caring, compassionate, soft-spoken quiet man, I would take his quietness personally, and would protest it endlessly. It was years later after our divorce, after becoming a competent…

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