A Sex Therapist Dishes on Four Decades of Helping Couples Hook Up Seven Days VT, February 9, 2022

For World-Renowned Marriage Therapists, High Speed Internet Is a Missing Piece of Business Operations Washington Electric CO-OP, January 26, 2022

Reasons Your Marriage Might Need a Retreat: Yes, Sex Is One of Them Robin L. Flanigan, AARP, August 3, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Israel ’80 and Cathie ’81 Helfand University of Bridgeport, June 2021

Ben Affleck Is ‘Serious’ About Jennifer Lopez: They’re ‘Talking About’ Their Future, By Samantha Ibrahim, In Touch, Jun 16, 2021

Jennifer Lopez May Have ‘Always Had Feelings’ for Ex Ben Affleck, Relationship Expert Says Old flames burn bright! There’s a “very good chance” Jennifer Lopez “always had feelings” for Ben Affleck following their 2004 split, , By Laura Rizzo, In Touch, Jun 9, 2021.

Bill & Melinda Gates’ Split Shines Light on ‘Gray Divorce’ Trend Experts Think Pandemic Fuels Rates of “gray divorce,” or a split after age 50, have more than doubled in recent decades, By Rachel De Santis,, May 6, 2021.

Why Did Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce? What Therapists Say By Belinda Luscombe,

Two Cabot ‘Sexperts’ Rekindle Relationships Couples leave the Helfands’ retreat having rekindled their frigid sex life and saved the marriage, By Ken Picard, Seven Days Newspaper

Sex and the Queen City Is Burlington as hard up as a national survey indicates? By Sarah Tuff Dunn, Seven Days Newspaper

13 Things Your Husband Isn’t Telling You Experts explain the needs and wants your man may be hesitant to bring up. By Giannina Smith Bedford

Tiger Woods scandal: If you wed the wealthy, watch out, experts warn Celebrity marriages such as Tiger Woods’ are rife with temptation, counselors say, By Linda Shrieves, Orlando Sentinel

Tiger Woods scandal prompts question: Why do men cheat? Sharon Jayson in USA Today Quotes Israel Helfand

The Dangers of a Sexless Marriage “Nearly 15 to 20 percent of American couples aren’t being inimate regularly.” Rosemary Black quotes Israel Helfand in QualityHealth.Com

What to Expect from Sex After Divorce Julie Bogart in Sirens Magazine quotes Israel and Cathie Helfand.

Couples Retreat: Meet Real-Life Love Experts Scott Mayerowitz on ABC News quotes Israel and Cathie Helfand when comparing the movie to real life couples retreats.

Stop Trying to Fix Me and Just Let Me Whine By Nancy Larson: CNN Quotes Israel and Cathie Helfand on learning “active supportive listening”.

Prepare for Liftoff By Hannah Seligson, Body & More, CTW Features: An Interview with Cathie and Israel Helfand discussing the value and techniques of foreplay.

An Interview with Israel and Cathie Helfand Tammi-Lynne Moore and Michael F. Shaughnessy of Eastern New Mexico University, Interview the Helfands about Marriage Quest for, May 16, 2006.

What Is a Sleep Divorce? Here’s When & Why It Could Save Your Relationship. By Rebecca Strong, Explore good (and bad) reasons for sleeping apart. April 13, 2021

Kinky or Vanilla: Who Draws the Line? By Laura McGuire quotes Israel and Cathie talking about “mocha” sex. July 23, 2020

Stronger Marriages are Not Just a Matter of Chance. Finding comfort and security, dealing with the issues, and increasing the rewards of marriage is an art requiring specific skills,” write Israel Helfand, PhD, and Cathie Helfand, MS.

Sexploration and Sexual Intelligence. While many spouses understand that emotional intimacy can lead to physical intimacy, few realize that the reverse may also be true” write Israel Helfand, PhD, and Cathie Helfand, MS.

Acting Out the Aggravating Scenes of Life The News-Times of Danbury, Connecticut, April 23, 1991, Counselors employ psychodrama to help patients cope with problems.

Men and Women, Dealing with Each Other In The Northeast Recovery Newsletter in 1993 the Helfands wrote, “Although men and women may be raised differently, we can connect on a feeling level. The idea is to open the door to all feelings, and then empathy and compassion will ensue.”

Top Sure-fire Ways to Keep Things Hot in the Bedroom This interview with Dr. Israel Helfand is one in a series of expert interviews on the blog.

Secrets to Becoming a Sexy Mama By Angela Timpone,, February 2012.

About The Helfands

Helfands Tap into Nature to Awaken and Heal Clients’ Souls Family Therapy News,February/March 2001 said, “Ever feel like walking out the door of your downtown office and never coming back? Husband and wife team, Israel and Cathie Helfand, did just that. They now practice on an 1850s farm in Vermont, counting campfires and chickens among their therapeutic tools.”

Living, Learning and Loving Citizen News of New Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1985, spoke about Israel and Cathie saying, “Both are dynamic individuals who practice what they preach.”

About Soul Awakening Retreats

Men’s Quest for Identity Leads to the Woods The New York Times, in 1992, said, “in response to a growing demand, [Israel Helfand] has developed programs to help men broaden their perspective about who they are and what they want out of life.”

Rites of Passage: Cabot Therapists to offer eco-therapy for Teens In March, 2000 The Times Arguspublished an article about Fours Seasons Healing’s program for Cabot, Vermont teenagers.

From Boys to Men: Rediscovering Rites of Passage In Voice Male, in 2000, Israel Helfand and Jon Bliss asked, “How does a young person today come of age in our fast-paced, info-overloaded, materialistic, and highly technical American culture?”

About Men’s Issues

Men Explore the Male MystiqueValley News

Becoming a More Effective Fatherby Israel Helfand, Ph.D.

A Child Needs the Emotional Presence of a FatherThe News-Times, by Israel Helfand, Ph.D.

New Focus on Men, Work, and TherapyHorizons by Israel Helfand, Ph.D.

Questioning the Values Men Pass on to Their SonsTorchlight by Israel Helfand, Ph.D.

What Lies Behind the Anger of Men?The Northeast Recovery Networker, by Israel Helfand, Ph.D.

Israel Helfand’s video tape, Men in the Making with Ari Kopolow, M.D. was made from clips of various talks including their gala event in Westport, Connecticut to over 250 people in 1991. Men in the Making, a 45 minute video on men’s issues, including intimacy, purpose, work, and relationships, by Israel and Ari, is no longer available.