Author Archive: Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST

14 May

What Is Sex Therapy?

This blog was originally posted at YourTango and is reposted here with permissions. Here's how to tell if sex therapy is right for you. How many people have you known who confided in you that they went to a sex therapist or were considering sex… Read More

30 Oct

What is the Intersystem Approach to Therapy?

Dr. Rita DeMaria is a staff therapist, office director, and director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships.  The Intersystem Approach is an integrative and dialectical meta-framework, which explores how individuals, couples, family systems and communities are functioning in their relationships with… Read More

19 Sep

The Daily Temperature Reading – A Skill for Committed Relationships

Dr. Rita DeMaria, LMFT, CST is a Staff Therapist and Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness Programs at Council for Relationships. Yes, you can love someone for a lifetime--but you need the knowledge and skills to maintain and grow the relationship.  It's not how much… Read More

4 Sep

Dr. Rita DeMaria, September’s Featured Therapist

Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our Staff Therapists on the Expert Voices blog. Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST was named this month's featured Staff Therapist. Learn more about Dr. DeMaria in the quick introduction below. If you are interested in therapy with her, request… Read More

20 Dec

The Lifelong Benefits of Military Family Life for Adult Children

At Council for Relationships, our Staff Therapists come from diverse backgrounds that have shaped their clinical practices. Staff Therapist Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST spent her young life abroad in Japan, Ethiopia, and Turkey as her family moved around to accommodate her father’s military career.… Read More

10 Oct

Happily Ever After Requires Hard Work

Staff Therapist Dr. Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST specializes in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship, marital and sexual issues.    You meet the right person and fall in love, you marry and live happily ever after… Or do you? Finding… Read More

13 Feb

Love and Marriage: Sex and Sensuality are Keys to Success

Dr. Rita DeMaria is a staff therapist and Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness at Council for Relationships. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s a perfect time for couples to assess the sensuality and intimacy levels in their relationship. Many couples put their intimate sensual… Read More

23 Oct

Find Happiness Now – No Matter What Your Situation!

What seems like a tough situation today might actually be the best doorway to love and success. Everyone wants to be happy; it is a universal need. With today's speed-it-up pace of life and the daily distractions that we face, we must be smarter about… Read More