"The Couch" Blog

Jan 21
Couples Counseling Near Me…

Thinking of Couple’s Counseling? While there are lots of great counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and other helping professionals in the New Orleans area, not all of them are trained to counsel couples.  In this post, I’ll describe a few …

Dec 14
When to get Kids a cell phone

Getting your kid a cell phone?   Use a Phone Contract to help them…use their phone responsibly, yet be where they’re at, with whom they’re with. Are you considering getting your kid a cell phone?  When to take that plunge …

Nov 25
Social Media Vacation

Is your connection to your phone causing disconnection with your partner? First, let me be clear, I love my phone.  It’s filled with so much great information. Almost daily I use the more-computer-than-phone in my pocket to check email, respond …

Oct 12
3 WORDS that will improve your MARRIAGE

Improve your Marriage I was recently asked to speak at a wedding.  That’s right – the soon-to-be-married couple asked a professional couples counselor to give them some relationship advice during their ceremony.  And there’s plenty of advice out there – you can …

Sep 10
Male Friendships

“I have friends…” and other half-truths men tell themselves Recently a friend called me unexpectedly.   Him: “Bro, I’m having neck surgery tomorrow.  Just thought you should know.  I’m worried about my kids.”   Me: “What?  Why?  Is everything ok?” …

Aug 10
Stuff I Love!

Family Therapy Resources My students will tell you that I’m a fan of information.  I love real stories from real people about the struggles and victories experienced in life.  Below is a list of content that has enhanced me as …

Apr 20
Premarital Counseling – in the News!

Premarital Counseling… is it for everyone? Recently, celebrity couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been speaking publicly about their use of marriage counseling. In the May 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, Bell says, “You do better in the …

Feb 02
Parents… we’re driving ourselves crazy

Our parenting today is making us nuts! As parents we’re trying to do more than ever with and for our kids.  We are busy shuttling kids to activities, preparing healthy meals, pouring over homework, entertaining kids with events, supervising play dates, and we’re working outside of …

Nov 17
Holiday Gifts… or burdens?

This post was collaboratively authored with financial planner (and friend) Erik Garcia.  Visit his website to learn more. We’re family guys, gift givers, and holiday celebrants, but we’re both tired of seeing our clients struggle through the financial pressure of …