030: Helping Couples Cope After Infidelity with Terri DiMatteo

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2018

Everyone knows someone who has been impacted by infidelity. It is such a prevalent reality in our society, yet there is still so much taboo and limited understanding in the way that we talk about it. There tends to be a lot of shame and judgement involved which can make it even more difficult for couples to work through it.

In this interview with Terri DiMatteo we talk about how to help...

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029: Love Your Paperwork with Maelisa Hall

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2018

*Bonus business episode. We all have trauma from being in school and getting a big red X on a paper. When people mention the word paperwork it can definitely trigger an anxiety response in a lot of people.

Maelisa Hall, with her business QA Prep is not only making paperwork more fun, but also making it meaningful to enhance the work we do with clients.

Maelisa is a Licensed Clinical...

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028: Exploring EFT with Jim Thomas

Uncategorized Feb 05, 2018

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is one of the most well regarded models being used by couples therapists today. In this episode Jim Thomas offers a glimpse into some of the aspects of EFT that make it so powerful when used well with couples.

Jim Thomas has received supervision from the founder of EFT, Sue Johnson and is an ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer and a member of the ICEEFT...

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027: Harriet Lerner on Apologizing

Uncategorized Jan 29, 2018

A meaningful apology can transform a relationship. A lackluster apology can just as easily lead to major problems in people's ability to connect.

For the past 2 decades, Dr. Harriet Lerner has studied the art of the apology and recently just published her latest book called Why Won't You Apologize?

Harriet Lerner is one of the nation's most loved and respected relationship experts,...

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026: Less Conflict, More Connection with Figs O'Sullivan

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2018

All couples get stuck in emotional interactions and patterns that lead to them feeling hurt and wanting to be loved at the same time. It can feel very confusing when the person who we feel is hurting us is also the one who we want to love us.

Figs O'Sullivan talks about getting beyond the content of these couples interactions to guide couples to be more understanding and feel more connected.

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025: Love is a Verb with Bill O'Hanlon

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2018

When we think about problems in our relationships we often want to place blame on our partner and attack their character. When this happens it makes people feel stuck and helpless to do anything about the situation.

In the conversation with Bill O'Hanlon, he talks about guiding couples to express themselves by using specific examples and come up with specific solutions that empower them to...

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024: Couples and Autism with Janeen Herskovitz

Uncategorized Jan 09, 2018

There are specific things for therapists to think about when working with a couple who has been impacted by autism. It could be a child of the couple or one of the partners who is on the spectrum, but whatever the case, there is a lot to consider.

This conversation with Janeen Herskovitz sheds light on many of those concepts for therapists to keep in mind.

Janeen is a Mental Health Counselor...

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023: Ernesto Segismundo on Creativity, Video and Social Media

Uncategorized Jan 03, 2018

As therapists, we have so much to offer people, but we are often afraid. Whether it is a case of imposter syndrome or just getting stuck in the day to day, it can be easy to stay in our comfort zone.

In this bonus business episode with Ernesto Segismundo, he talks about how to put ourselves in new situations in order to see things from a different perspective and get fresh ideas.

Ernesto is...

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022: Gay Couples with Alapaki Yee and Salvatore Garanzini

Uncategorized Jan 01, 2018

In the field of Couples Therapy there has been very little research on gay couples. Fortunately, more and more is being done all of the time. It is important for Couples Therapists to be educated on this research and also understand how they can communicate in a way that is inclusive.

This episode was with Alapaki Yee and Salvatore Garanzini, the founders of the Gay Couples Institute with...

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021: True Love is Not True: Relationships Take Work

Uncategorized Jan 01, 2018

We often take for granted the fact that relationships take work. We depend on our partner to meet all of our needs and think that something is wrong if we don't feel as in love as we did in the first month of dating.

This was the first solo episode by host, Shane Birkel, and he normalizes these feelings of dissatisfaction and talks about how relationships take a lot of work to maintain. Just...

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