"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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Oct 12 • posted by Dr. Matt
3 WORDS that will improve your MARRIAGE

Improve your Marriage I was recently asked to speak at a wedding.  That’s right – the soon-to-be-married couple asked a professional couples counselor to give them some relationship advice during their ceremony.  And there’s plenty of advice out there – you can …

Apr 20 • posted by Dr. Matt
Premarital Counseling – in the News!

Premarital Counseling… is it for everyone? Recently, celebrity couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been speaking publicly about their use of marriage counseling. In the May 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, Bell says, “You do better in the …

Aug 18 • posted by Dr. Matt
Are we compatible?

Becoming Compatible I regularly hear the couples I counsel wonder if they and their partner are compatible.  Soul-mates.  They seem to suggest that if they’re compatible, the relationship may work, but if they’re not compatible, the relationship will fail.  They seem …

Feb 09 • posted by Dr. Matt
Relationship Counseling

What is Relationship Counseling? Recently my kids were playing with a group of their friends.  After being together for awhile, one of them noticed that their play time was not nearly as conflict-filled as it normally is.  They discussed this …

Dec 23 • posted by Dr. Matt
Some Testimonials…

It’s daunting to choose a counselor… and testimonials from others can sometimes make the decision easier.  Below are a few thoughts about my work from a few of my professional colleagues and friends.  Hope this helps you make your decision. …