HIV and Sex - Life After a Diagnosis - Being in a Romantic Relationship with a Therapist - Special Guest Chris Scarberry, LPC
We are back from our break and boy is this new year already off with a bang.
This morning I woke to a phone call. One missed call on screen, from my uncle. When I picked up, my mother and sister were crying and told me that a nuclear missile had been launched at Hawaii. They insisted the threat was real and they only had a few minutes left to live. Most of my family lives in Honolulu, so the news was something of a shock. I definitely freaked out with them. My entire family was going to die in less than a few minutes from an intercontinental ballistic missile sent from North Korea tipped with a nuclear payload capable of leveling the entire city of Honolulu. The idea did not sit well with me, to say the least. That's when I realized I hadn't published this week's podcast episode yet.
Not really, but this week's guest Chris Scarberry, while not as memorable as a nuclear holocaust, definitely provided us with a fun episode for the week. We discussed HIV and sex and being in a romantic relationship with a therapist. We hope you enjoyed listening to this episode just as much as we enjoyed recording it.
Edit: I forgot to mention, but my family did not die from a nuclear blast in Honolulu, Hawaii, in case you were worried. It was a false alarm, and we still don't know why it happened. After the hysteria died down, I was left with a numb feeling. In the span of a half hour, I went from shock, to denial, to telling my family where to escape on the island so they could be out of the range of the explosion centered on Pearl Harbor, to crying, to anger, to finally relief. They are safe. For now.
Afterwards, I told my mother, "Next time you call me screaming and crying about your imminent death by nuclear holocaust, it had better be real."
I await their next call with bated breath.
About our Guest:
Chris Scarberry is a therapist in private practice in South St. Louis. He
specializes in working with HIV+ and LGBTQ clients with a variety of presenting
mental health concerns. He has worked as a therapist for 17 years, a crisis
counselor for 11 years until 2015, and has been in private practice since 2007.
He has served as a member of the planning council for regional funding for HIV
services and has presented on HIV and LGBTQ counseling in a variety of
formats. His main personal interests include travelling with his partner Megan,
cooking, music, animals and writing.
Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book releasing in February.
About Sex now livestreams episodes on Facebook a week before the podcast episodes come out. // Visit us at: www.aboutsexpodcast.com // Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed., a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist at: www.therapistinstlouis.com
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