Quarantine Sucks! Series: Managing Life While on Lock-Down
Stress, Sex, and COVID–Oh my! Many of us are experiencing stress from the coronavirus. This pandemic may be effecting our relationships, our livelihoods, our mental and physical health–and also our sex lives! Join sexpert and therapist, Victoria James, for a conversation around both the effects of stress on our sex lives and the (potentially very positive) effects of sex on our stress.
About the Speaker: Victoria James, NCC, LPC Candidate
Tori is a graduate of Oklahoma State University’s Master of Science in Counseling program. She has practiced as a Sexual Assault Counselor at a domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment agency and in a private practice setting seeing clients with presenting concerns ranging from depression to relationship problems.
In addition to her master’s program, Tori has received additional training in trauma counseling and sex therapy. Her passion is for any person struggling with feeling whole and fulfilled in their lives, especially those concerned with intimacy and relationship concerns. She is trained to work with adults, pre-teens and teens, families, couples, and non-traditional relationship structures. Her research on sexual consent and sex education satisfaction has been presented at multiple international and national conferences.
Tori believes that we all have a drive for connection, but that connection can be intimidating and scary. She believes that the fear of vulnerability—and the disconnection that comes from that fear—is often a source of pain in our lives. Tori honors this by working hard to create a safe space and solid relationship with clients in order to enable the best environment for working through life’s hardships together.
Outside the counseling room, Tori enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, participating in Pure Barre, running, and baking macarons. Her family consists of her husband, Rottweiler mix, and adorable cat (creatively named Kitty).