"The Couch" Blog

Sep 10 • posted by Dr. Matt
Boundaries in Families

What are they, and why are they so important? Boundaries are often talked about, and frequently misunderstood.  Boundaries in families are like the checkpoints along the border of a country.  The boundary allows some things in, but not everything, and …

May 29 • posted by Dr. Matt
Couples and Marriage Counseling in New Orleans

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 specifically.  In this post, I’ll describe a …

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

Dec 14 • posted by Dr. Matt

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 …

Oct 24 • posted by Dr. Matt
Love and Suffering: The Road Most Travelled

What every couple knows…. by: Michael Waldrip The ideal of romantic love is of very recent origin in the world. Romantic love is the dominant view in the West.  Seeking a partner who will fulfill the other is the goal …

Sep 11 • posted by Dr. Matt
Infidelity: A Modern Malady?

How does infidelity enter a marriage?  It’s usually years in the making… By: Michael Waldrip Most couples opt for monogamy. And with this decision there is the implicit agreement that the couple will be faithful to each other until death. …

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 …

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 …