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Intimacy and Relationships

About Initmacy and relationships

Services offered in Ontario CA and Remote

Intimacy in relationships is like a warm hug for your heart. A deep connection where you share your thoughts, dreams, and even your fears with someone special. Some closeness can only make you feel loved and understood. In simple words, it’s magic that keeps relationships strong and beautiful.  

We at Thrive psychological Services cite the following reasons for intimacy and Relationships: 

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Intimacy and Relationships Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions

Intimacy is a feeling of closeness between two people in a personal relationship. Intimacy isn’t the same as sexual interaction, although they may be connected.


There are many types of intimacy, including:


Experiential intimacy


Experiential intimacy is a type of bonding that occurs between two people when engaging in leisure activities. 


Emotional intimacy


Emotional intimacy refers to the ability to feel safe and comfortable enough with another person to share your feelings.


Intellectual intimacy


Intellectual intimacy occurs when two people feel comfortable enough with each to share ideas and opinions, even when those opinions or ideas differ.


Sexual intimacy


Sexual intimacy refers to closeness during sexual activities. When thinking about intimacy and relationships, most people think of sexual intimacy. 


Physical intimacy


Physical intimacy isn’t the same as sexual intimacy, but may be an important part of a romantic relationship. Physical intimacy is about feeling close through touch, such as hugging or hand holding.


Spiritual intimacy


Spiritual intimacy is feeling a connection with someone based on shared values or feeling as though you’re meant to be in each others’ lives.

Intimacy and relationships are important in helping you feel connected to another person so you feel less alone. It may also help you feel loved. However, intimacy and relationships usually develop over time and require certain elements, including:

  • Trust
  • Acceptance
  • Honesty
  • Safety
  • Communication
  • Compassion
  • Affection

In any type of relationship, intimacy requires a certain amount of vulnerability. Many people fear intimacy because being vulnerable opens them up to being hurt.


You should seek help with intimacy and relationships if your fears of intimacy are keeping you from developing connections with other people. You may also benefit from therapy at High Desert Psychological Services if your fears are hurting your romantic relationship.


The skilled therapists at High Desert Psychological Services can identify the underlying cause of your fears. Then, they work with you and help you develop better ways to manage these fears without pushing others away.


Depending on your intimacy and personal relationships, your therapist may recommend individual counseling, couples counseling, or both. 


Intimacy in relationships is important for your emotional and mental well-being. To get help, call Thrive Psychological Services or schedule a consultation online today.

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Why Choose Us

The Potential is in You, Always.

At Thrive Psychological Services, we pride ourselves on our collaborative care approach, which aims to work alongside your primary care physician as well as other treating physicians in order to provide you with a personalized and effective treatment plan. In addition, Thrive Psychological Services offers flexible appointment times as well as online teletherapy visits so you can have comfortable and easy access to the care you need. 

Children Therapy

Child therapy with children can include talking, playing, or other activities to help the child express feelings and thoughts

Individual Counseling

Individual therapy is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during difficult times.

Couple's Therapy

counseling procedure that attempts to improve the adaptation and adjustment of two people who form a conjugal unit.

Family Counseling

Family therapy is a method to develop and maintain healthy and functional family relationships