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A Brief Explanation of Online Therapy

We hope you are staying healthy and connected during this uneasy time.  Given the shelter-in-place statewide order issued by Governor Kemp, we are now offering online therapeutic services via video to both couples and individuals. In this post, we want to provide some basic information on this in order to help you understand the efficacy

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Why Do Some Couples Benefit from Couples Counseling While Others Do Not?

Some couples come in for counseling and within a few sessions they start to feel progress, while other couples do not. These couples seem stuck, they go through the motion of attending sessions yet are not experiencing the change they long for. What is the difference? Is it the counselor? Is it their partner? The

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What is Sex Therapy?

Couples who struggle in their sexual relationship often feel unsure of where to begin. Partners often feel very uncomfortable discussing their sexual relationship with one another, and even more so with someone else. One partner may feel like they are to blame for trouble in the couples’ sex life and may feel embarrassed or even

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The Ditch: A metaphor for a balance of connection and autonomy in marriage

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am often asked what the sweet spot is between connection and autonomy in marriage.  Be too autonomous and you can alienate your spouse. Your communication suffers, your teamwork, your sense of belonging. Your emotional connection with your spouse begins to breakdown. What’s the point of being with someone

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Your Sex Life is Like A Burger…

Someone recently asked me, can your sex life be great if your overall relationship with your partner, is so not so great? I wanted to say NO WAY!!! right away….but then I remembered a slew of movies, TV shows and trashy romance novels. Isn’t it a well-known fact that one night stands and chance encounters

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