Author Archive: Michele Marsh, PhD

21 Nov

Michelle and Barack: The Perfect Imperfect Love Story

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at Council for Relationships' Center City Office. Dr. Marsh is also the Director of the Sex Therapy Track in the Master's in Family Therapy Program in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University. [caption id="attachment_8971" align="alignnone"… Read More

19 Dec

An Empty Seat at the Table: Grief at the Holidays

Dr. Michele Marsh is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at our Center City location. Dr. Marsh’s specialty areas include trauma, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual abuse, affairs, depression and anxiety, parenting issues, and loss and grief.   Sparkling lights, candles in the… Read More

3 Oct

Practicing Everyday Self-Care in the Wake of Tragedy

Once again, we are in shock at the capacity of a human being to damage and kill other people—and there is nothing comprehensible about such carnage. The many feelings you may feel at a time like this—shock, anger, sadness, horror, fear, hopelessness—can easily lead to… Read More

10 Jun

The Journey of Grief: From Intruder to Companion

Sheryl Sandberg’s essay on her first 30 days of widowhood threw me back and forth for a while: back into that long ago day when I was flattened by the overwhelming shock of grief, forward again into the present when I am no longer shocked,… Read More

14 Oct

Should We Have More Sex? Part 1: Let’s Talk About It

Should We Have More Sex?As a sex therapist and teacher of same, I am frequently reminded that our society remains seriously ambivalent about sex. The dominant culture of our time is both fascinated by and repelled by sex. We are bombarded with sexual images, videos,… Read More

14 Feb

Ways to strengthen your relationship

  Staff Therapist Dr. Michele Marsh, PhD 's specialty areas include trauma, sexuality throughout the life cycle, sexual abuse, affairs, depression, and anxiety; parenting issues, and loss and grief.    I confess, I love Bruce Springsteen. He's the Boss, my favorite rocker who seems to… Read More