"The Couch" Blog

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sep 10 • posted by Dr. Matt
Male Friendships

“I have friends…” and other half-truths men tell themselves Recently a friend called me unexpectedly.   Him: “Bro, I’m having neck surgery tomorrow.  Just thought you should know.  I’m worried about my kids.”   Me: “What?  Why?  Is everything ok?” …

Aug 10 • posted by Dr. Matt
Stuff I Love!

Family Therapy Resources My students will tell you that I’m a fan of information.  I love real stories from real people about the struggles and victories experienced in life.  Below is a list of content that has enhanced me as …

Nov 17 • posted by Dr. Matt
Holiday Gifts… or burdens?

This post was collaboratively authored with financial planner (and friend) Erik Garcia.  Visit his website to learn more. We’re family guys, gift givers, and holiday celebrants, but we’re both tired of seeing our clients struggle through the financial pressure of …

Oct 13 • posted by Dr. Matt
Single in New Orleans? You’re not alone…

Singles? Louisiana is first in something! A recent report listed New Orleans (58%) as having the largest percentage of single residents of any metro area in the US, and Louisiana (55.7%) as the most “single” state.  Moreover, according to statisticians, for …

May 10 • posted by Dr. Matt
“New” New Orleans Couples Counselor

Introducing…. Tralana Eugene The couples and families of New Orleans have a new option for Relationship Counseling. Tralana completed her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling at the University of Holy Cross College in 2013 (and yes, she was one …

Mar 12 • posted by Dr. Matt
What is Relationship Therapy?

Many people attend therapy – not because their crazy – but rather to improve their most important relationships.  Enhancing relationships and decreasing conflict are generally the focus of Family Therapy and Couples Counseling.  But what is relationship therapy, and how does it …

Sep 03 • posted by Dr. Matt
I’m an A/C addict… and other Hurricane Reflections

Last week New Orleans endured Hurricane Isaac. For most of us it meant some wind and rain, several days of power outages, and lots of scrambling around our neighborhood and town to find ice, food, gas, batteries, and other survival …