"The Couch" Blog

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 …

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 …

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 …

Aug 25 • posted by Dr. Matt
Questions to Ask your Couple’s Counselor

How will you know your Couple’s Counselor is qualified? If you need help with your relationship, it is CRITICAL that you find a professional who has training, experience, and skills in counseling couples.  Relationship therapy is a specialty, and most mental …

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 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 …

Nov 25 • posted by Dr. Matt
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 …