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Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, MS, LCPC

Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, MS, LCPC
Caroline is a licensed psychotherapist and certified Imago advanced clinician, who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families experience deeper connection and joy in their relationships. Her specialties include working with adults and teens on a wide variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, grief and loss, sexuality, multicultural issues, and spirituality.  She uses an Integrative Approach and provides a safe, warm and welcoming space for clients to explore, learn, and thrive in new ways. She values integrating mind, body, and spirit in her practice and responds to spiritual concerns when clients desire. Caroline is fluent in French and Spanish, has lived in Latin America and Europe and appreciates the richness and challenges of multiculturalism in relationships.  She holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola and a Masters in Education from Harvard and is working on a PhD specialized in Imago. She is currently the President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Imago and Relationship Therapists and the Chair of the Stewardship Circle of Imago Relationships North America. One of Caroline's greatest joys is leading Imago workshops for couples with Jason, an Integral executive coach and her wonderful husband of 25 years. They are certified facilitators for SYMBIS, an award-wining premarital program, and regularly speak about relationships in the D.C. area. She is also a parenting coach, a leader at the Parent Encouragement Program, and the mother of four children herself (two sons in college, two teen daughters at home), Caroline knows how challenging it is to raise responsible, respectful kids today.
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How Erotically Intelligent are You?

Posted by Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, MS, LCPC on Aug 18, 2019 11:11:00 AM

What does eroticism mean? The Center for Erotic Intelligence defines eroticism as “the interplay of desire and arousal with the daily challenges of living and loving,” and describes the five main elements of erotic intelligence as:

  1. Body attunement
  2. Social intelligence
  3. Emotional intelligence
  4. Self-awareness on steroids
  5. Creative imagination

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Topics: Healthy Relationships, Finding Love Again, Relationship Therapy, Couples Therapy, Self Care, Healthy Connection, Healthy Communication, Male Sexuality, Eroticism, Body Image, Erotic Intelligence, Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Erotic Language, Sexual Communication, Emotional Connection, Female Sexuality, couples workshop, therapy

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