Author Archive: Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT

25 Oct

It’s Just Marriage

We’re quickly arriving at a moment in time when we won’t be talking about “gay marriage” anymore because there won't be a distinction between “gay marriage” and “marriage.” When the Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of same sex marriage last week the… Read More

4 Jun

The Power of the Personal

The New York Times recently published a short but hopeful essay, "Transference? I'll Take It", by Michelle Huneven about a successful  round of therapy that eventually led her to falling in love and getting married. As a relationship therapist, I often think about the relationships… Read More

10 Jun

Including Yourself in the Equation

Staff Therapist Wanda Sevey, MDiv, MFT is skilled at helping individuals, couples and families with communication and relationship skill building; LGBT issues; reducing and coping with stress; sex issues for couples and individuals; recovery from affairs; and anxiety and depression.  When things go well for us at… Read More

23 Jul

A Little Distance Can Make the Heart Grow Fonder

One of the great joys of working with couples in therapy is coaching them on strategies to remove the obstacles that are keeping them from the happy, intimate relationship they are wanting for themselves. It may sound strange but one path to greater closeness is… Read More

11 Jun

Growing Closer – How Couples Become Their Own Counselors

Of all the ways partners can grow closer to one another, the most important one is to speak and listen to one another from their hearts. One sure sign of this kind of communication is when I hear a husband say “I could see that… Read More

14 May

The Unique Needs of Clergy and Their Families

In my work with clergy I’ve seen the effects of the unique pressures and stressors on the leaders of their communities of faith and their relationships with their partners and families. These include: Flexible Relationship Boundaries: Unlike most helping professions a clergy person is invited… Read More