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October 10, 2016

Originally posted in Huffington Post on October 6, 2016

After finances and communication, the third most challenging problem for a couple’s therapist to treat is infidelity. Infidelity is second only to physical abuse as having the most damaging impact to a relationship...

August 19, 2016

Talia scheduled an appointment to determine “what is needed to help her decide if she can be in an open relationship?” I asked Talia several inquisitive questions about the “when, what, and how” of her journey prior to sitting in my office. She informed me that her par...

July 29, 2016

Recently, I was interviewed by Dr. Tamara Griffin with Our Sexuality! Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the article speaking on my view points on our current sexuality field. You can read the article in its entirety here.

1. Who is Ruby Bouie Johnson?

This is such an exi...

July 29, 2016

Healing Conversations About Racism

It’s 12:39 a.m. and I was awaken by a disturbing dream. I recognize that there are possible post-traumatic stress symptoms from my experience with the protest July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. The protest was in honor for change and heali...

July 3, 2016

“Inviting others in is the practice of accepting the discomfort of fear.”

-Ruby Johnson

The Myth

What does “good at poly” mean? I hear this statement often. The scenario that typically precedes this self-judging statement is the person criticizing their own feelings of “j...

March 22, 2016

Inviting In, Accepting To© is a workbook for those persons who are considering inviting other emotional, mental, or physical relationships with others into their lives through the practice of consent, power, and communication. In my experience, thus far, with consensua...

March 14, 2016

Impostor syndrome was originally coined in the article, by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, “The Imposter Phenomenon in High Achieving Women: Dynamics and Therapeutic Intervention” published in the Journal Psychotherapy Theory, Research, and Practice in 1978. Impostor...

February 25, 2016

In the Urban dictionary, thirst is the lust or want of someone. Over the last few days, I have had many discussions about sexuality, intimacy, and love within the black American community. As a result of those discussions, I am inspired to blog a three part series that...

February 8, 2016

What does power mean? If I have no power, how am I responsible for my decisions?


As an addiction professional, I have heard these questions more often than not when working with my clients. In recovery, powerlessness is the inability to stop the behavior/using despite...

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