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Kayla Tricaso

Kayla Tricaso is the Office Manager and Patient Intake Specialist at Modern Intimacy. When she is not working at Modern Intimacy, Kayla is in graduate school to become a therapist who specializes in trauma.
Why Men’s Friendships with Other Men Matter

Why Men’s Friendships with Other Men Matter

Humans are social creatures by nature. Most people, even those who identify as more introverted or shy, benefit from authentic and genuine social connections whether those connections come from family, romantic relationships, peers/co-workers, or meaningful...

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What is Eldest Daughter Syndrome?

What is Eldest Daughter Syndrome?

Do you struggle with boundaries, self-advocacy, and identity or were you the oldest daughter of the family who took on the emotional needs in the household and constantly put your own needs on the back-burner? Recently, many eldest daughters have been taking to social...

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A Gentle Message to Emotionally Immature Parents

A Gentle Message to Emotionally Immature Parents

The topic of emotionally immature parents is an important one that is densely layered with nuance, generational pain and trauma, and logical defense mechanisms. This article is for the parents whose children have called them emotionally immature, made the decision to...

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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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