The fear of intimacy and intimacy issues are both common concerns that are discussed in psychotherapy. Oftentimes when we hear the word intimacy we immediately think about romantic relationships, however a variety of close relationships (such as relationships between close parents, parents and children, and siblings) can have intimacy as well. Intimacy helps people feel less alone but it also requires a great level of trust and vulnerability which may feel frightening to some individuals. In therapy you can address and discuss your issues with intimacy to try and help overcome them. Difficulties with intimacy could cause relationship conflict, interpersonal distress, and feelings of isolation. Psychotherapists can teach you tools to decrease the stress, fearfulness, and sadness you may have in regard to your intimacy issues. To request a new patient appointment click here.