087: Sex Talk with Erika Miley

Uncategorized May 28, 2019

In this episode, Erika Miley talks about the importance for therapists to get more comfortable with talking about sex. We all have our own sex "stuff" and the more we explore that and get education about sex, the more we can help the couples we work with.

Erika Miley is a mental and sex therapist. She is the founder of the center for mental and sexual health. She hosts a podcast called Sex...

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086: Martha Kauppi on Working with Open Relationships

Uncategorized May 13, 2019

There is a growing reality of non-traditional couples who are coming in for relationship therapy. People who are in polyamorous relationships, want to open up their relationship or are among a number of other sexually marginalized populations are looking for guidance. As therapists we might not always know how to work with these types of relationships, but it is our responsibility to be as...

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085: The 5 Stages of Relationships with Leanne Clarkson

Uncategorized May 07, 2019

In this episode Leanne Clarkson talks about the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy which was created by Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson. This is one of the leading model of couples therapy and Leanne does an amazing job of describing some of the ways this model can be used with couples.

She identifies the 5 stages of couple's development which include:

1. The honeymoon phase  2....

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084: Men and Masculinity with Joseph Losi

Uncategorized Apr 29, 2019

There are very different ways that men and women are socialized in our culture. Often, this reality is unspoken and creates challenges for relationships. As therapists, we frequently see this in our office and it can be a challenge to know how to address the situation.

In this episode, Joseph Losi talks about a healthy masculinity and what men can do to be more intimate, vulnerable, and...

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083: Keeping it Real with Couples with Jasmine Foulkes

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2019

In this episode, Jasmine Foulkes talks about her journey in becoming a therapist and what has been helpful for her in her work with couples. She has a talent for connecting with couples and uses emotionally focused therapy as the primary model that she works from.

Jasmine is a therapist in Nottingham, England. Using EFT, she helps couples have greater insight, raise self-awareness, and improve...

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082: Wendy Behary on Working with Narcissism

Uncategorized Apr 15, 2019

When working with clients in therapy I often wonder if someone might be displaying aspects of narcissism. I often question myself and my reality. It is important to realize that partner of people with narcissism feel this way all the time. The following is right from Wendy Behary's website:

Typically, narcissists display ten of the following thirteen traits:

  1. Self-absorbed – Acts like...
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081: Healing from Heartbreak with Chautè Thompson

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2019

For many people, one of the most difficult times in their life can be going through a breakup or divorce or experiencing some other brokenness in their relationship. Because we are wired to connect as humans, going through this heartbreak can feel like a significant trauma. It is important to have the tools, support and resources to go through this type of experience.

Chautè Thompson...

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080: Lori Gottlieb on Normalizing the Human Experience

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2019

So often, the individuals and couples we see in therapy feel alone in their experiences. As therapists, art of what we can to for them, is make them accepted and normal. We can help them to feel like they don't have to be so alone in whatever it is they are experiencing. Even in our own experience as therapists we often feel alone and think to ourselves, "am I the only one?"

Lori Gottlieb...

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079: EFT and Attachment Injuries with Leanne Campbell and David Fairweather

Uncategorized Mar 28, 2019

We have had a few episodes about emotionally focused therapy (EFT) lately and for good reason. EFT is one of the most well respected and widely used models of couples therapy. This conversation focuses specifically on how couples heal if there has been an affair or other attachment injury.

Leanne Campbell and David Fairweather go into detail about the use of EFT to heal attachment injuries...

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078: Stan Tatkin on Understanding Your Partner's Brain

Uncategorized Mar 18, 2019

After years of studying couples, neuroscience, and attachment, Dr. Stan Tatkin knows what is necessary for a deep, enduring relationship. In this episode we talk all about those factors and also where couples get off track.

Stan is the founder of the PACT institute which stands for the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. He is one of the leading trainers in the world of couples...

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