"The Couch" Blog

May 26
Summer Parenting Challenge

Summer Parenting Challenge Ahhhh, Summer is in the air!  The trees have budded, the grass is growing, the thunderstorms are rolling, and the kids are getting antsy.  For parents, this time of year is filled with anxious exams, field trips, …

Mar 16
Kids’ Chores

Age Appropriate Chores for Your Kids It takes a lot of work to run a home!  And remembering that one goal of parenting is to raise competent, responsible, working adults, the first work place for all of usshould be the …

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 …