Dr. Orion completed research at Saybrook Institute on: the variety of modern marriages including polyamorous and open marriages; intimacy and sexuality in long term relationships and marriages; and on the prevalence and treatment of low and no-sex relationships.      She worked as the relationship counselor in a study for patients receiving painless medical treatment for vaginismus with Dr. Peter Pacik, who pioneered the multi-modal treatment now beginning to be offered in the United States.      (For Information on treatment click on the sexual pain link in menu or contact Dr. Orion and  get free downloads on this site ).      Dr. Orion does talks and workshops on:      Consensual non-monogamy including polyamory      Sexual pain      Pre-marital preparation      Low desire and low sex relationships      Disabilities and illness in relationships and sexuality    
  
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             TIME AND MONEY: HOW LONG, AND HOW MUCH?    I cannot predict how many sessions will be needed for the results you may want. Studies show that lasting change usually requires regular meetings of at least once a week for several months, but longer or shorter-term counseling may also be needed and effective. This depends on types of issues and problems; how long it’s been going on; how you respond to change; and other factors.     Its reasonable to attend three to six sessions to just find out what is going on, what approaches may be useful, and if the relationship between therapist and client is comfortable and effective. Often people get some relief, support, and information and begin to feel better in a few sessions, but for lasting change ongoing therapy for a period of time is usually needed.       We care about what we invest in           INVEST IN YOUR SELF, RELATIONSHIPS,& FAMILY      Therapy is a finite investment with long term results

 

Dr. Orion completed research at Saybrook Institute on: the variety of modern marriages including polyamorous and open marriages; intimacy and sexuality in long term relationships and marriages; and on the prevalence and treatment of low and no-sex relationships.

She worked as the relationship counselor in a study for patients receiving painless medical treatment for vaginismus with Dr. Peter Pacik, who pioneered the multi-modal treatment now beginning to be offered in the United States.

(For Information on treatment click on the sexual pain link in menu or contact Dr. Orion and get free downloads on this site).

Dr. Orion does talks and workshops on:

Consensual non-monogamy including polyamory

Sexual pain

Pre-marital preparation

Low desire and low sex relationships

Disabilities and illness in relationships and sexuality

 

TIME AND MONEY: HOW LONG, AND HOW MUCH?

I cannot predict how many sessions will be needed for the results you may want. Studies show that lasting change usually requires regular meetings of at least once a week for several months, but longer or shorter-term counseling may also be needed and effective. This depends on types of issues and problems; how long it’s been going on; how you respond to change; and other factors.

 

Its reasonable to attend three to six sessions to just find out what is going on, what approaches may be useful, and if the relationship between therapist and client is comfortable and effective. Often people get some relief, support, and information and begin to feel better in a few sessions, but for lasting change ongoing therapy for a period of time is usually needed.

 

We care about what we invest in

INVEST IN YOUR SELF, RELATIONSHIPS,& FAMILY

Therapy is a finite investment with long term results

About Dr. Rhea Orion

Rhea Orion is a licensed marriage and family therapist (CA #MFC 51696) with a doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University in California, and a Sex Therapist certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She is a Family and Consumer Scientist (aka home economist) with a degree in child and family studies from the University of New Hampshire. In addition she is a “spiritual emergencies” counselor as defined by the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Orion is an experienced sex and drug educator for teens and adults. She has been additionally certified by the Arthritis Foundation and the International Sports Medicine Association to help with positive management, and to lead support and information groups, for people living with arthritis, disabilities, and chronic illness.

She has two decades of experience as a counselor and educator for teens, families, couples, and adults in public and private, traditional and alternative, educational and clinical settings. She has been working to positively manage the impact of a physical impairment/chronic illness since 1992 and is a breast cancer survivor.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Association for Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology and Health

Arthritis Foundation

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA)