IC Can Hurt: Emotionally and Sexually

September 8, 2011
Hosted by Dr. Melanie Barton

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IC affects so many areas and people in the patient’s life. Loved ones suffer not knowing how to help. Children of IC/Pelvic Pain patients grow up missing the normal activities that other families take for granted. Sports events, traveling, or shopping all require more energy and bathroom stops for the patient than the family can tolerate. The family learns to go without the person or to just all stay home. Intimacy between partners becomes strained or non-existent due to painful sex. Tony Tyler new ICA Board member will tell us what it is like to have a dad with IC. Amy Stein, M.P.T author of Heal Pelvic Pain will tell us how sexual pain can be lessened or alleviated through physical therapy.

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Dr. Melanie Barton

Dr. Melanie Barton

Dr. Melanie Barton has been a holistic psychotherapist since 1985. She has a Master's degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Barton is a licensed as an independent social worker, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister. She teaches meditation and visualization. She is an advocate for people lost in the maze of the social services system and a mentor to people in recovery.

Dr. Barton specializes as a consultant to churches in transition and conflict. She has published poetry, a magazine article “Who gets the Church when Couples Divorce”, on-line articles about eating disorders, closing a therapy practice abruptly due to a medical crisis, and her life story. In 2008 she was named social worker of the year in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Barton's technique for healing is to focus on six key areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social, and financial. Her specialty is connecting people to mentor one another to shorten healing time.

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