Couples & Covid-19 – what helps?

How is Corona virus affecting couples and families? And how can couples stay strong? Those questions were recently posed to Dr. Matt Morris How is covid-19 affecting couples and families? “We’re not exactly sure, but we’re certain that the Covid-19 quarantine is affecting couples and families in unique ways.” Couples are spending hours, days, and […]

Self-Care & Coronavirus

25 Self Care Ideas by Dr Matt Morriss

50 Self-Care ideas for the Sequestered… Not a title I ever thought before about writing, but here we are.  Caring for yourself is essential to living well through stress and caring well for others. Here’s a few of our favorite ideas: Start your morning with silence and solitude.  Take some deep breaths, remember we’ll get […]

Listen Now: Couples & Joint Accounts

Podcast What should couples consider when joining their money?  What’s best – Separate or Joint finances for couples? Certified Finanical Planner Eric Garcia & Dr. Matt Morris discuss couples and $$$ Learn more about Erik and his work at

Why is it so hard for some men to seek counseling?

Counseling hard for some men? By: Mike Stancil “Walk it off” “Suck it up” “Rub some dirt on it” Boys in our culture grow up receiving a lot of messages about what it means to be a man. Some are verbal like the statements above. Other messages are delivered through media such as TV, movies, comics, […]

Trauma & Relationships

Don’t Let Your Trauma Define You or Your Relationship by: Tralana Eugene Trauma can be defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience in one’s past, which can affect one’s worldview. However, do not let your trauma define who you are and how you interpret hurt in relationships. I’ve noticed when discussing trauma with others […]

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 comprised of hopes, fears, longings, regrets, hurts, wounds, desires, strengths, weaknesses, separateness, togetherness, laughter and […]

Addiction & Connection

“The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety… the opposite of addiction is connection” -Johann Hari

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 or daughter sits across the table on their tablets.  Not much interaction going on… sound […]

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 and was located in Mid-City.  We’ve spent most of the last decade in Gretna, though […]

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 that teens today are experiencing profound occurrences of depression. Later, after her attempted suicide and […]