“The Couch” Blog

Dec 04 • posted by Dr. Matt
New Orleans Couples Counselor

5 reasons to see a Couples Counselor Trying to decide between individual counseling and couples counseling?  Is your partner suggesting that you need to find a counselor to help improve your relationship?  In my beloved city of New Orleans and …

Sep 30 • posted by Dr. Matt
Money Stress?

Almost every couple that I counsel reports some stress related to their financial health.  Even for families with substantial income, there’s always the pressure of the cost of life and different spending priorities.  Finances are so influential on family stress, …

Jan 22 • posted by Dr. Matt
Gambit features Premarital Counseling

Dr. Morris in Gambit New Orleans Gambit Weekly featured an article on Pre-Marital Counseling.  Read the interview with Dr. Morris here. To learn more about premarital counseling, check out this link for Building Us.   Or, click on the following …

Jul 31 • posted by Dr. Matt
Support the Bride… and the Groom

I spent the weekend at a Bridal Expo meeting brides-to-be, their friends, their moms, and a few to-be-husbands.  First of all, it was great to meet so many people who are so excited about being in a serious, loving, committed …

Jul 21 • posted by Dr. Matt
Podcast: Thinking of getting married? Good!

Maybe it’s just that time of year, but I’ve been thinking a lot about premarital counseling lately.  In fact, next weekend I’m going to participate in my first bridal expo to showcase the “Building Us” program that combines 6 premartial …

Jun 12 • posted by Dr. Matt
Podcast: so She’s dragging you to Counseling…

It seems that some men are forced into counseling I see it sometimes in my office – that look of dread that says “I’d rather be anywhere but here.”  A couple sitting on the couch; she’s eager to tell me …

May 19 • posted by Dr. Matt
Building Us – a Revolution in Pre-Marital Counseling

Premarital Counseling that helps you through your first year of marriage… Pre-Marital Counseling (PMC) is the norm these days, particularly for 1st marriages.  PMC often involves a weekend retreat with a minister or clergy, or several counseling sessions with a therapist or …

Apr 03 • posted by goodwork
Till death do us part? Reflections on Premarital Counseling

As a relationship therapist I often work with couples before they get married. Pre-marital counseling has become a fairly standard practice, if not a requirement, for many couples seeking to be married. It’s a chance for the new couple to identify potential problems before the problems take root; a chance for the couple to recognize upcoming hurdles and clarify spousal expectations. It’s a chance for the couple to begin planning some parts of the marriage before they actually live it.
In this post and the following, I’ll describe some of the issues that I find critical to discuss in premarital counseling. Enjoy!

Jan 20 • posted by Dr. Matt
Axioms of Relationships – part 2

Axiom #2: It’s a Trio, not a Duet Picture this: you’re attending your friend’s wedding ceremony.  The officiant pronounces the two love birds wed, the kiss ensues, and all cheer the happy celebration… Our ceremonies celebrate the union of two …