Couples Therapy

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Ask a Therapist: Is Couples Therapy Only for Married Couples?

By Chelsea Towler Campbell There are many types of therapy offered by the mental health community – trying to find the right therapy can often seem like a daunting task. When it comes to couples therapy, I have found that “couples therapy” is often thought of as “marriage therapy,” which is not necessarily the case. […]

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Ask a Therapist: How Can New Fathers Manage the Exhaustion of Parenting?

Remaining Self-Interested Being a father is exhausting (to put it mildly). Nevertheless, I meet many men who feel a tension to “not be selfish” and thus deny themselves the self-care that is necessary to survive the journey of fatherhood. I like to reframe the concept of “selfishness” to include the alternative possibility of being “self-interested.” […]

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Ask a Therapist: What’s a Great Book For Couples?

I just finished re-reading what I consider to be some of the best information about couples and relationships out there, Dr. Susan Johnson’s “Hold Me Tight: Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” (2008). Dr. Johnson is the founder of Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and her book explores the attachment principles behind human connection, specifically within intimate […]

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