December 9, 2019

I absolutely love the work John Dehlin and I have been doing for about a decade… with the past 5 years being retreat/presentation heavy… where we help people who are going through faith transitions and the people who love them. I am always so super impressed with the believing spouses, siblings and parents that I’ve seen show up at these events since John, in particular, has been deemed dangerous and “anti” and was excommunicated. I just had an ecclesiastical leader… Read more

December 4, 2019

There is still time to sign up.   Please consider coming if you can–a very generous donor to make it very affordable. People get so much value out of these events and we want to spread the healing/growth processes. St. George, Utah. Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex InfoPodcasts, is the current… Read more

December 2, 2019

Jennifer White’ s thoughts on  Symmetry Solutions blog about this local matter that was handled appropriately by students and principal alike. Hopefully we will see a day soon where any circumstance like this would seem like a foreign aberration. Today’s guest post is written by Jennifer White.   Opinions shared on guest posts may not completely reflect the positions of the blog’s author.  Jennifer White is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been employed professionally in the mental health field… Read more

November 26, 2019

We have SUPER good news for those of you who have always wanted to attend a Mormon Stories / Faith Crisis Retreat… A generous donor has stepped forward to underwrite the event, and a few other generous folks have offered their St. George homes to us…so here’s the scoop! 1) This St. George retreat available to ANYONE who wants to attend. If you cannot afford the registration fee, you are free to pay what you can afford, and the generous… Read more

November 15, 2019

Please join me and SO many others  THIS SUNDAY November 17, 2019 at THRIVE DAY in Salt Lake City. Tickets are ONLY $15 – because we have amazing Sponsors! Get your tickets here: Read more

November 13, 2019

Sex Talk with Natasha has developed the 10 part webinar series:  Check out this preview: Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex InfoPodcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an… Read more

November 11, 2019

Thrive Day is only a few days away and it is only $15 dollars to attend. I will be there…will you?  Click here for tickets.                             Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex InfoPodcasts, is the current past president of… Read more

November 1, 2019

Through the process of working with the thousands of individuals and couples who have come to me for help with their sexuality, it has become clear to me that many of the people that reach out have a background from conservative religious backgrounds that affected their sexual development in rigid, misinformed and shaming ways. These people are dealing with: intense, immense and internalized sexual shame sex-negative educational foundations inappropriate meaning ruts inappropriate self or partner blame and developmental stunting in their ability to enjoy… Read more

October 25, 2019

I have spoken on these issues for over a decade now because I see how the misinformation harms members of communities such as mine within Mormonism. Accurate knowledge is the strongest tool we have to help us on any given topic. Fear and misinformation continue pain and suffering. “Silencing sexual science that refutes established notions of sexual disease and disorders has a long and sordid history. I find solace in reminding myself that the current story of sex and porn… Read more

October 23, 2019

Free Agency is one of the concepts that I love within Mormon theology and that correlates with good mental health. When people feel informed and empowered to make their own decisions, they tend to feel and do better. At the same time, we all influence each other so, how “free” can agency really be? I found Lindsay’s post provocative for thought as we tend to celebrate decisions and “agency” within Mormon culture that corroborate the group’s ideas and demonize decisions… Read more

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