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“Some Thoughts to Chew on this Thanksgiving”

I recently did a radio interview on the Texas Standard about preparing for political discussions with your family at Thanksgiving. Two days later, I was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about post-election anxiety in Houston. Clearly, this election cycle generated a lot of attention and ignited a wide range of intense emotions, as contrast...

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Get Off the Couch and Into Your Life: 6 Ingredients of Successful Therapy

For nearly 21 years, I have provided therapy for many individuals and couples presenting with a wide range of concerns and varying degrees of motivation. My hope is for each individual or couple to successfully achieve the changes they desire. Some come in without previous therapy experience and have no idea what to expect, while others have been t...

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A Mother’s Day Tribute

This Mother’s Day, I want to celebrate all the moms and the individuals who have assumed “mother” roles out there. We are a diverse group with multiple identities. Whether you are a Professional mom, Expectant mom, First-time/New mom, Single mom, Non-traditional mom, At-home mom, Surrogate mom, Step mom, Adoptive mom, Grand mom, o...

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Let's Play Touch and Feel

This is a follow up from my last blog, “Sexual Pleasure without the Pressure”. The touch exercise that I describe here is an adaptation of the “Sensate Focus” method developed by sexual pioneers, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their innovative technique helped couples deal with sexual difficulties by focusin...

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Expressions of Appreciation

How have you communicated appreciation to your partner? How has your partner expressed appreciation to you? Send us examples of what you or your partner said or did. Don’t minimize any gestures of appreciation. We want to hear about it, whether small or grand. We’d also love to hear how you reacted to the appreciation from your partner ...

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Sexual Pleasure without the Pressure

Do you ever wonder if you’re pleasing your partner sexually? Do you ever worry about losing your erection? About lasting long enough? About taking too long or not being able to achieve an orgasm? Is there a desire discrepancy between you and your partner? Has sex been more about making a baby? If you answered “yes” to any of these...

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Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression

For most new moms, reveling in the throes of the new baby love fest is expected. Rightfully so. There is a lot to celebrate. No doubt, your journey has been filled with many emotions and you have put forth a lot of effort toward the final destination –“baby on board”. During a time when it is expected that you experience the happy...

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Progress Bank

The next time you feel frustrated for not making greater progress on something you want to change about yourself or your relationship, remind yourself about the “Progress Bank”. I “coined” this to encourage my clients to be more mindful about the many small steps or “deposits” that all contribute toward a desired...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is preventable and we encourage you to learn more about the signs of depression and suicide. If you know someone who might be struggling with depression, we offer a few brief tips on what you can do: 1) Listen. Being there and really listening is invaluable. It shows you care and will take the time to be with them and not let them go throug...

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Our Treatment Philosophy

If you are ready to make a commitment to yourself and your relationship, change is possible. We are experienced in treating individuals and couples diverse in their expressions of sexuality as well as cultural background.

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