As any new parent knows, from the moment your newborn makes their debut, your life is changed forever. Your heart grows in ways you never thought possible, and you exist on less sleep per night than you've ever had before. Your whole world becomes completely focused helping your little one thrive and grow. We know from research, however, that taking care of our own mental health and wellbeing is positively correlated with making the transition to parenthood more smoothly. Co
As a couples counselor serving families in Houston, I believe strongly in the healing powers of a great date. Regularly scheduling time to have a good day with your partner can deepen your connection: By prioritizing shared positive experiences, you show each other just how much you value your relationship. Dates provide prime time and space to talk about life's stresses, have fun together, and get to know each other better. Throughout this Great Houston Dates blog series, I'
Last week, I had the honor of presenting at a local support group about how to communicate well with the ones you love. I love working with couples and families to teach them the practical skills they need to love each other well, heal wounds from their past, and deepen their connection. We focused on some really great research from The Gottman Institute on how to both speak clearly and listen well. If you have any questions about counseling, are interested in having me speak