Why I recommend “puzzle piece dating” to my single clients

May 16, 2018

Akilah J. Pierre, MFT is a Staff Therapist at our University City office and this month’s Featured Therapist. Ms. Pierre is particularly skilled at working with clients to improve their self-esteem and self-worth, heal from trauma, and cultivate intimacy in their relationships. Read on for the dating advice that she gives to her clients that are looking to…

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How to Move on After Being “Ghosted”

February 28, 2018

Ben King, MFT is a Couple and Family therapist with a focus in Sex Therapy. He specializes in working with couples experiencing difficulties with communication, emotional/physical intimacy, and sexual difficulties. Mr. King also works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and sexual difficulties including erectile dysfunction.   Asking for a Friend… Is it weird to think a…

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Four First Date Tips from a Couples Therapist

January 17, 2018

Staff Therapist Briana Bogue, MFT works with young adults, couples, and families who are experiencing distress due to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, conflict, and communication problems. As an adolescent, I frequently got nervous to put myself out there. Socially, I was scared of vulnerability. My mom, trying to be helpful, would say things like, “just…

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Planning a Wedding? Here’s Why You Should Go to Premarital Counseling

January 5, 2018

Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT helps individuals, couples, and families with communication and relationship skill building. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and highly skilled at coping with stress, anxiety, and depression. You just announced your marriage engagement. Congratulations! As you prepare for your wedding, be sure to place premarital counseling near the top of your to-do…

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A Couples Therapist Explains Why Cuffing Season Could Be Good for You

December 12, 2017

Oh the weather outside is frightful… But “Cuffing” is so delightful! What is Cuffing Season? “Cuffing” refers to getting into a committed relationship. “Cuffing Season” is the phenomenon of getting into a serious, committed, sexual relationship for the fall and winter months. According to popular belief, these relationships are often considered temporary, and may dissolve by…

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Why Most Relationship Problems Can’t Be Solved

December 1, 2016

Relationships naturally ebb and flow. Even for the most intimate and closest of partners, communication can break down and devolve into conflict, leading to resentment and stress. How do you keep love alive even when you disagree? You probably have a few regular issues in your relationship that come up on a regular basis.  One of you…

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A Couples Therapist’s Guide to Enhancing Intimacy

February 27, 2015

Intimacy is at the heart of a strong relationship, and sex in a loving relationship should be the physical embodiment of intimacy that comes from a place of love and connection. Intimacy can be cultivated in many ways, such as spending quality time together, enjoying physical, non-sexual contact, or enjoying shared interests and listening to…

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