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Esther perel - infidelity resource guide (pdf)

Esther Perel, speaks 9 languages and counsels in all of them around the world, supporting clients through the experience of relational norm violations, aka: "affairs." You can request a PDF of a useful resource guide she compiled through her site by submitting your email HERE.


Emily Nagoski - "I drew this graph about sexual desire… and i think it might change your life.”

‘“Spontaneous’ desire is sexual desire that feels out of the blue, whereas responsive desire emerges once a person is in an erotic context. The mainstream cultural understanding of desire tends to be that it’s ‘spontaneous,’ and I’ve been looking for a way to show that responsive desire is just as normal and healthy as spontaneous desire.”



Austin Travis County Integral Care - Affordable Mental Health Services

Bedpost Confessions - 'unSpoken true stories' normalizing sexuality 

Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability

Capital Area Counseling - Affordable mental health services

Center for Nonviolent Communication 

The Center for Relationships - Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Dan Siegel - Parenting + Interpersonal Neurobiology 

Emily Nagoski - Sex, biology, and intimacy information that's easily digestible

EMDR Institute - Therapy for Trauma

Esther Perel - Resources for lovers working through feelings of betrayal 

The Gottman Institute - Concrete strategies for conflict + couple communication


The Human Empathy Project - Faith + LGBTQ Affirmation 

Ian Kerner - 'She Comes First' Author + bedroom tips for straight men

Innovation 360 - Mental Health + Substance Use 

IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin - Trauma-Informed Counseling 

Jean Baker Miller Training Institute - Relational-Cultural Theory and 'right use of power'

Lifeworks - Family and Teen services

Luminary Counseling - Attachment-oriented + LGBTQ affirming individual and couple counseling

NAMI - No-cost classes + support groups

NAMI Spanish-Language Counseling

NAMI 'Secure Stable Housing' Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Institute of Mental Health - Statistics 

North Austin Urology - Sexual dysfunction + chronic pelvic pain

Out Youth - LGBTQ Youth Support 

Phoenix House - Drug Addiction, Alcohol Abuse Treatment, and Rehab

Psychology Today - 'Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist'

Refugee Services of Texas - Resettlement services 

Safe Place - Housing + Healing + Support

Samaritan Center - Affordable, Trauma-informed (secular) mental health services

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Sex-Positive Families - Sexual health and emotional wellness resources/classes for parents

Southwest Sexual Health Alliance - Sex ed and community wellness 

Sue Johnson + EFT - Evidence-based therapy for relationships 

Stonesprings Wellness - Life Coaching + Spiritual Direction

Tejas Family Guidance Center - Nonprofit mental health agency offering services for youth and their families

The Trevor Project - 'Saving young LGBTQ lives'

Tristan Taormino - Open relationships + sex positive wisdom



This site is for people seeking resources, psychoeducational content, and relationship research news. If you're here because you're in distress, I want to remind you that you're not alone. I'd also just like to put these trusted resources at your fingertips:

ATX 24-HR Crisis Hotline:
(512) 472-4357
Shoal Creek Psychiatric Hospital:
(512) 452-0361
St. David’s Pavilion Psychiatric Hospital:
(512) 867-5800
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1 (800) 799-7233
ATX 24-HR SAFEline (abuse/domestic violence):
(512) 267-7233
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 
1 (800) 273-8255
LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline:
1 (866) 488-7386
National Sexual Assault Hotline:
1 (800) 656-4673
Crisis Text Line:
Text “HOME” to 741741