"The Couch" Blog

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 …

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 …

Dec 12 • posted by Dr. Matt
Teen Cell Phones… and Depression

Is your teen’s phone making them DEPRESSED? There are striking trends afoot for those keen to adolescent development.  We know kids spend immense amount of time on their phones, but what’s the impact? Read Time’s article that shows data suggests …

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 …

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 …

Dec 14 • posted by Dr. Matt
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 …