By listening closely to you and/or your partner and by encouraging you to really hear and understand each other, Dr. Bettin helps uncover and explore underlying sex and relationship issues.

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How to Have a Healthy Sex Life if You Have Herpes

By Jessica Migala Reviewed by Michael Cutler, DO, PhD via

Getting diagnosed with the disease doesn’t mean you can’t have a great sex life. Use this guide to get busy without the worry. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with herpes, you’re not alone. One in six people has the sexually transmitted disease (STD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Genital herpes is c...

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Books Will Boost Your Love Life

5 Books That Will Boost Your Love LifeBy Jessica Migala via

Forget 50 Shades of Grey: Check out these science-backed reads instead to create more heat between the sheets. Want to rev the romance in your relationship? Pick up a book! We’ve got nothing against romance novels, but when it comes to boosting your love life, sometimes it pays to look at science. Sex therapists often recommend research-backed books to their...

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Dance Therapy :)

Full disclosure… this blog is about a personal dance experience which has been designed by MaiTy Dance (, which is owned by my son, Tommy and his new wife, Mairi. I’m not a blogger as you can tell by my very limited blogging on my website, but being in the business of intimacy and relationships, it felt important for me to share:) There are things in our lives that we just know we need and want as humans… touch, attention, connection, acceptance, and love. Dancing has been a p...

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Interview with RVA News

In honor of Valentine's Day, Susan Howson of RVA News sat down for an interview with Dr. Bettin. In an audio version of the interview, they discuss what relationship counseling is like, what it can do for you, and how Katherine goes about helping her clients.

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Wanting More Sexual Desire:

This is one of the most common complaints in a Sex Therapist’s office since low sex drive can be very difficult for both partners. It's natural to feel frustrated or sad when you don’t feel as interested or aroused as you want — or as you used to feel. At the same time, low sex drive may be interpreted as rejection by your partner, which can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings, further complicating the situation.

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