Through our work, I will teach you the difference between primary paruresis—the symptom itself, significant urinary hesitation and inhibition—and secondary paruresis—the negative thoughts, emotions, and self-evaluations that tend to pile up due to having the primary paruresis.
We will employ the evidence-supported techniques for diminishing the primary paruresis—namely Exposure and Response Prevention.
And we will employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to attack the maladaptive beliefs that hold you in shame and isolation.
I have proudly seen my clients make great strides towards first, accepting themselves, and second, reclaiming much of the mental energy that has been wasted by maintaining a facade of invulnerability. This has the second-order and perhaps unanticipated effect in my clients of improving many of their closest relationships, by imbuing them with a new authenticity.
And, oh yeah, my guess is you’ll be peeing more comfortably in a wider variety of settings.