"The Couch" Blog

Apr 05 • posted by Dr. Matt
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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …