046: Millennials and Gen Zs in Love with Shadeen Francis

Uncategorized May 30, 2018

Expectations for relationships are changing faster than ever. What was considered "normal" for our grandparent's generation is being challenged and evolving all the time.

In this interview with Shadeen Francis, we talk about the ever changing realities of relationship expectations for Millennials and Gen Zs. Much of what we discuss is helpful and important for any relationship.

Shadeen...

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045: Multi-Heritage Couples with Melvin Escobar

Uncategorized May 21, 2018

When we assume that someone is right and someone is wrong, we are already setting ourselves up to be frustrated in the conversation. Instead of proving who is right, it is much more effective to be understanding and compassionate, especially with our partners.

Melvin Escobar beautifully describes the dynamics of power, privilege, internalized oppression, and cultural (in)sensitivity. Melvin...

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044: Building an Online Presence through Social Media with Dr. Julie Hanks

Uncategorized May 14, 2018

Most therapists don't like the idea of being in front of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of others. We feel right at home with one or two people in our office, but we need to build confidence in showing up and getting our message out to the world.
 
Some of the best ways to do this is to have a fantastic website, being present on social media and reaching out to the media at large....
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043: Beyond Mars and Venus with John Gray

Uncategorized May 07, 2018

50 years ago men and women were more likely to know what each of their different roles were and feel competent to fulfill their partner in the relationship. In the last few decades women have become more empowered in their careers and men have become more involved at home. This has been a positive evolution for humans, but has led to a lot of stress on relationships.

John Gray is the author of...

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042: Katherine Woodward Thomas on Conscious Uncoupling

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2018

Going through a break up, separation or divorce is one of the most difficult things people ever have to face. In this episode, Katherine Woodward Thomas discusses how this process can be done with respect, care, and love so that everyone involved is less negatively impacted. This is especially important when children are involved. She outlines a 5 step process for couples to work together as...

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041: Alexandra Katehakis on Sex Addiction and Healthy Sex

Uncategorized Apr 22, 2018

When looking at sexual betrayal, many people in our society simplify it down to the fact that the betrayer is bad, wrong, and should be cut off. This leaves out the opportunity of a much more complex way of viewing these situations. To think about this with a more open mind is not to say that there is no accountability on the part of the betrayer, but to hold them accountable while at the same...

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040: Polyamorous Relationships with Jonathan Burstein

Uncategorized Apr 16, 2018

 
There are more and more people who might be defined as sexual minorities and it is as important as ever for therapists to be educated and sensitive all types of people they are working with. In this episode Jonathan Burstein discusses polyamorous relationships and how we might become more culturally competent as therapists.
 
Couples need to feel like their therapist won't...
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039: Lynn Grodzki on Building Your Private Practice

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2018

In grad school we learn all the essentials to become a great therapist. Unfortunately, most therapists come out of that experience lacking any sort of preparation for running a successful business.

It is essential for therapists to know how to run their business in order to serve as many people as possible and not have the financial stressors that impact their ability to do good work.

This is...

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038: Terry Real on Relational Life Therapy

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2018

Traditional therapy has done a great job of providing clients with a warm, loving, compassionate environment to heal. Unfortunately, it falls short when it comes to bringing up difficult truths to people when that is necessary.

In this episode, Terry Real talks about the three phases of his model, Relational Life Therapy (RLT), the first of which is joining through the truth. In this way he...

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037: Janis Abrahms Spring on Healing After an Affair

Uncategorized Mar 26, 2018

How do unfaithful partners typically respond differently than hurt partners after an affair? What constitutes an affair - intercourse? Instant messaging? Flirting? How can unfaithful partners take responsibility for the damage they caused and earn forgiveness?

These are just a few of the many questions that leave couples feeling confused about what to do after there has been an affair. Janis...

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