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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.
Sexual Repression, Shame, and the Link to Suicide

Sexual Repression, Shame, and the Link to Suicide

TW: This article contains themes of suicide. If you are not in a safe headspace for this kind of topic, please exit the page and take care of your mental health. If you need immediate support, please go to the nearest emergency room, or call the Suicide Prevention...

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How to Recognize Teen Dating Violence

How to Recognize Teen Dating Violence

Relationship violence amongst adolescents and young adults is a form of intimate partner violence that is often misunderstood and overlooked. There is this idea that young people are just emotionally immature and lack experience in developing healthy long term...

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5 Ways Diet Culture Can Mess with Your Self-Esteem

5 Ways Diet Culture Can Mess with Your Self-Esteem

Diet culture is concept that has the ability to create long-term physical and emotional harm on society. People of all ages, genders, backgrounds, body shapes and sizes can be impacted by the insidious nature of diet culture. Understanding the problematic dynamics can...

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How Does Purity Culture Trauma Impact Sexuality?

How Does Purity Culture Trauma Impact Sexuality?

There are some topics that people tend to tread lightly around. One of those topics is religion. Although discussions about religion deserve sensitivity and open-mindedness, there are some problematic elements that are too harmful to ignore, such as purity culture...

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Breaking Trauma Bonds One Step At a Time

Breaking Trauma Bonds One Step At a Time

Breaking a trauma bond can feel insurmountable at times. Its often a relationship that feels draining, crazymaking, or outright toxic. There’s a part of you that knows the relationship is unhealthy and wreaking havoc on your mental health, but the idea of leaving is...

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10 Surprising Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

10 Surprising Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

When looking for signs of childhood abuse, for many people, thoughts of a parent physically hurting or neglecting their child might come to mind. Physical harm is an important facet of child abuse to recognize. There is another type of abuse that’s covert and often...

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Understanding Grooming in Adult Relationships

Understanding Grooming in Adult Relationships

When grooming is discussed, it’s often in the context of adults using the manipulation tactic to abuse and exploit children. However, children are not the only population at risk of being groomed. Many adults in toxic or abusive relationships will experience grooming...

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Narcissism in Men + Women: Is there a Difference?

Narcissism in Men + Women: Is there a Difference?

There are many depictions in media of the narcissistic man. Whether it’s the billionaire CEO who pushes everyone below him down to success or the violent boyfriend that stalks and kills his girlfriend, narcissism tends to be an attribute more commonly synonymous with...

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