"The Couch" Blog

Jan 23 • posted by Dr. Matt
Why are relationships so hard?

Recently I asked everyone in our office the above question.   These are the responses I got… Michael Waldrip: Every couple in their Present relationship stands together on the razor’s edge of their Past and Future. Their Past has been …

Jan 15 • posted by Dr. Matt
Addiction & Connection

“The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety… the opposite of addiction is connection” -Johann Hari https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari

Dec 14 • posted by Dr. Matt
Mindsight

Want to connect with your spouse? I’ve recently become kind of a neurology nerd, particularly in the area of how our brains function in relationship to other people.  I’m most interested in how our brains go haywire when we’re upset …

Nov 18 • posted by Dr. Matt
Distracted Parenting…

Distracted Parenting… Can We Be More Present? By: Giselle Armantrout Is your phone a distraction? We see this scenario played out everyday everywhere! Mothers & fathers looking down at their iPhones… swiping, scrolling, texting, working, posting, shopping, while their son …

Oct 24 • posted by Dr. Matt
Love and Suffering: The Road Most Travelled

What every couple knows…. by: Michael Waldrip The ideal of romantic love is of very recent origin in the world. Romantic love is the dominant view in the West.  Seeking a partner who will fulfill the other is the goal …

Sep 11 • posted by Dr. Matt
Infidelity: A Modern Malady?

How does infidelity enter a marriage?  It’s usually years in the making… By: Michael Waldrip Most couples opt for monogamy. And with this decision there is the implicit agreement that the couple will be faithful to each other until death. …

Aug 23 • posted by Dr. Matt
Marriage in a Funk?

Are You Prioritizing Your Relationship? By: Giselle Armantrout If I had a dollar for every time a couple told me they were in a funk and they were not feeling “in love” in their relationship, I could take a trip …

Jun 28 • posted by Dr. Matt
We are Moving!

Back to the Eastbank Our practice is growing and expanding, so much so that we need a new office.  So as of July 1 we will be at our new home on Metairie Road. The practice was started in 2007 …

May 06 • posted by Dr. Matt
6 ingredients that help KIDS become successful ADULTS

Want your kids to have an edge?  Want them to become successful?  Here’s a checklist BASED ON RESEARCH – how many are you doing? So you’re a loving, present, empathetic, compassionate parent.  You hug your kids, try to avoid shaming …

Feb 03 • posted by Dr. Matt
Michael Waldrip, MAMFC, PLPC, PLMFT

We’ve added another team member,  Welcome Michael Waldrip to the practice! Modern life is full of difficulties and challenges.  There comes a time when you may need to reach out to someone beyond yourself who can bring perspective to your life …