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Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez
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I love what I do! I am honored to assist couples and individual adults become aware of and change areas in their relationships and/or professional lives where they may feel stuck. Please take a look at my Client Testimonials at www.KelleyHopkinsAlvarez.com and view my videos on YouTube.
I love what I do! I am honored to assist couples and individual adults become aware of and change areas in their relationships and/or professional lives where they may feel stuck. Please take a look at my Client Testimonials at www.KelleyHopkinsAlvarez.com and view my videos on YouTube.

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Excited to be offering walk/talk therapy options for individual therapy clients.

What a great morning walking today with clients!

MOVING THE BODY HELPS TO MOVE THE MIND :)

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Sexless marriage or relationship?

Many clients tell me that they don't want or need sex anymore.

Some have unknown underlying issues such as low testosterone or estrogen (hormone issues) that are sending them the " I don't need sex signal".

Some have chronic pain, depression, weight issues, and MANY have emotional distance from their partners.

I hear on a daily basis one member of a couple discussing their sadness over the loss of sex in the relationship and the other member of the couple dealing with their reasons for not having sex.

In some cases, there is hidden sexual abuse that occurred that has never been shared.

Please watch this video and begin to think about getting the support that you and your partner need to begin to slowly incorporating sex again into your life, as it is an essential life force for all of us, in addition to a basic instinct.

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Multiple Affairs

I work extensively with those who have been affected by affairs, and in many cases, multiple affairs.

Those who have been affected by multiple affairs feel left out as many of the videos and books don't mention multiple affairs, instead they state "affair". I work extensively with these couples and in many cases, they can relaunch the marriage. In some cases, the pain and damage is too deep and they need to end the relationship.

Please take a look at a few ways that may begin to help restore trust.

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Erectile Dysfunction

I have had many clients who are diabetic suffer with chronic ED and it causes them and their partner great sadness. There are treatments, in addition to sex therapy. Take a look at this video.

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Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion is highly correlated to feeling happy and being successful.
Test your level of self-compassion, contact me and I can review more in-depth about what your scores actually mean.
So many of my clients are super compassionate towards others and not very compassionate toward themselves.
What is the effect of this?
Let's discuss it.

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I work with the couples and individual adults in my practice to consider adding some small amount of physical movement to their lives.
This movement helps them deal with a stressful marriage, unsolved problems, grief, anxiety and so forth.
Exercise can literally change the channel in our brains and help us to switch our thinking which stops looping, stressful thoughts.

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I was Interviewed by Dr. Jonathan Doll in the Huffington Post article below.

We discuss the post-election effects on our nation's youth.

A must read!

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Affairs

Can We Really Prevent an Affair from Happening?

No, we can't 100% prevent anything.

What we can do is discuss what monogamy really looks like over a 50 plus year marriage, as it is not as linear as we thought.

In the video below, Esther Perel, sex researcher and therapist, talks about monogamy in a new way.

I have worked with many, many couples and what I have noticed is that people just want to feel happy, plain and simple, and the path a person takes to feel happy is sometimes not a path that they are really even conscious of, as so many people are on auto pilot just floating through life. That's when an affair can occur, when on auto pilot and all of sudden, you are now fully awake and feel more alive than you have in a long time.

BOOM! You are having an emotional and/or physical affair. How did this happen? How could you do this? How could you do something that will profoundly hurt your partner?

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