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Kayla Tricaso

Kayla Tricaso is the Office Manager and Patient Intake Specialist at Modern Intimacy. Passionate about mental health and social justice, Kayla spends her free time listening to true crime podcasts, reading and working on her personal memoir.
What is a Chosen Family & How to Build Your Own

What is a Chosen Family & How to Build Your Own

We can’t choose our families, nor do we have any control over the family structures and environments we’re born into. While it can be special to have a healthy and happy family bond, it’s unfortunately not always possible for everyone. When your biological family lets...

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

How to Make Friends as an Adult

When you were a child, it’s likely you naturally engaged in social situations whether it was at school, playing sports, going to summer camp, or playing with other kids in the neighborhood. You might remember walking right up to other kids and immediately bonding...

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What is POCD? Pedophilia OCD Explained

What is POCD? Pedophilia OCD Explained

In mainstream depictions of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the condition is usually presented as someone who is preoccupied with organization, cleanliness, and order. Many people aren’t aware there are many different types of OCD such as harm OCD, relationship...

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What is Trauma Dumping? Understanding Oversharing

What is Trauma Dumping? Understanding Oversharing

Most people need to vent from time to time, right? Maybe you’ve been dealing with an issue with a stubborn family member, a significant other, co-worker, had a really bad day, or might be struggling with career or money problems. It’s common to blow off steam by...

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Why Do People Self Harm?

Why Do People Self Harm?

Self harm is a concept that both impacts people and is hard for some to understand. Some can’t imagine going out of their way to hurt themselves on purpose, however, the origin and reason behind self harming behaviors is typically more complex than simply wanting to...

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How Do You Know if You’re Falling Out of Love?

How Do You Know if You’re Falling Out of Love?

Those who have had the opportunity to fall in love with someone likely know how incredible of an experience it can be. For many, the beginning of a relationship is a blissful honeymoon stage that tends to settle after a few months to a year or so. Transitioning from a...

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Asexuality: Exploring the Asexual Spectrum

Asexuality: Exploring the Asexual Spectrum

Sexuality exists on a wide spectrum. Every single person’s relationship to sex and sexuality is unique and can be fluid throughout the span of one’s life. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that is often misunderstood and judged. Exploring the identities of the...

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