"The Couch" Blog

Jul 26 • posted by Dr. Matt
Relationship Counseling – Is it for you?

New Orleans Relationship Counseling Many people attend therapy – not because their crazy – but rather to improve their most important relationships.  Decreasing conflict, improving communication, getting your needs met, and enhancing relationships and  are generally the focus of Relationship Counseling, Family …

Apr 03 • posted by Dr. Matt
Pre-Marital Counseling Near Me?

Premarital Counseling in New Orleans Pre-marital Counseling will not prevent divorce or guarantee a lifetime of happiness and bliss.  It should however give you the necessary skills to have the important conversations with your spouse that are part of any …

Jan 22 • posted by Dr. Matt
Going Back to Go Forward

Going Back… When you look back and think about your struggles, what have been your same-old hangups year after year?  I’m writing to those who have been on the journey for a bit.   Despite your best efforts, do you …

Jan 01 • posted by Dr. Matt
New Orleans Couples Therapist, Premarital Counseling, and…

Couples counseling… it’s not the only thing I do. When potential clients discover that I am available for appointments only a few days per week, they often wonder what I do with the remainder of my time.  I’d like to …

Nov 22 • posted by Dr. Matt
Benefits of Pain

Embracing Loss and Grief (to receive the benefits of pain) There are 300 million prescriptions per year worldwide for pain-killers. 220 million of those are prescribed in the US.  That’s right, we have 5% of the World’s population, but we …

Sep 06 • posted by Dr. Matt
A note to Dads…

Dads – you are vital in your home.   Your family and kids NEED YOU.  They need you to provide food & shelter (and movie tickets), but they also need you to provide leadership and presence.  Your family needs you …

May 26 • posted by Dr. Matt
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 • posted by Dr. Matt
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 • posted by Dr. Matt
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 …