About Marsha_Rand

Marsha Rand, LMFT, CST. Marsha’s own journey has involved great change and personal growth. Having raised her children, she completed an undergraduate degree in Religion and Ministry. After training as a hospital chaplain, Marsha went on to earn a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with advanced clinical training in Medical Family Therapy. Learn more about Marsha at https://marsharand.net/.

Body Image after Cancer

2020-01-30T16:26:48-05:00By |

Marsha Rand will be presenting an incredible class at Going Beyond the Pink on body image and dealing with changes to your body as a result of treatments for cancer. The program is part of Going Beyond the Pink's Thrive! Program, an education initiative designed to educate our community about breast health before, during, and after the presence of cancer, and to provide informative, educational, and helpful resources to women [...]

When Sex Hurts

2017-06-07T01:30:33-04:00By |

If you have ever felt pain with sex, you are not alone. Estimates from studies indicate that approximately 30% of women have experienced pain with sex at some point in their lives. Approximately 8-20% of women have ongoing pain with sex. Estimates for men who experience pain with sex is at least 5%. Pain during or after sex can be caused by many things, such as illness, infection, a physical [...]

Tips for Staying Connected in Your Relationship

2017-03-29T06:40:33-04:00By |

Tips for Staying Connected in Your Relationship 1. Be present. Pay attention to what is happening in the moment. When your partner speaks, tune in and really listen to thoughts and feelings. Resist the temptation to predict where any conversation is going. Make eye contact when your mate is talking. Pay attention, and respond with interest. 2. Show your appreciation. Say "I love you" every day. Offer up an original compliment. [...]

What is Sex Therapy?

2017-01-24T21:51:32-05:00By |

People often wonder what sex therapy is. How is it different from psychotherapy? Does it involve physical touch with the therapist? When can someone benefit from sex therapy? Let’s begin with defining sexual health. The World Health Organization defined it as the “integration of the somatic, emotional, intellectual and social aspects of sexual being in ways that are positively enriching and that enhance personality, communication, and love.” Sexual health involves [...]