The Family Couch

Episode 23: Parenting The Traumatized Child

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Laura Reagan, a clinical social worker, who will be talking with us about parenting traumatized children and what we can do to help them.  Laura defines trauma as anytime you feel helpless, in danger, or may even believe someone else is...[ read more ]

Episode 22: Raise Your Emotional Intelligence As A Parent

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Sarah MacLaughlin, a parent coach and social worker, about emotional intelligence and how to use it to be more effective in parenting. As a compassion coach and a warrior for kindness Sarah works with parents one on one and with the...[ read more ]

Episode 21: Talking To Kids During Difficult Times

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Heather Von St. James about how to talk to our children through difficult times, her shocking battle with plueral mesothelioma, and the steps any parent or family member can take to open the lines of communication to create a safe environment...[ read more ]

Episode 20: Demystifying Family Therapy

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Dr. Robert Taibbi about the demystification of family therapy. Additionally, we take the time to look at the other side of the therapist couch to see how practices begin and discuss what methods may be best for choosing your career path...[ read more ]

Episode 19: Forgive For Good

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Dr. Fred Luskin, the found of the Stanford Forgiveness Project. We discuss the academic understanding of forgiveness and how to forgive for good, something that so many people struggle with. (more…)

Episode 18: The Social-Evolutionary Purpose of Adolescence

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Robin Grille about how important adolescence is for all humans and how these potentially difficult days truly shape our adulthood. (more…)

Episode 17: Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Nick Pavlidis on the importance of raising confident and creative children. Nick shares his journey in raising his son and daughter and how he stumbled into a unique way to create a safe environment for his children to focus on their...[ read more ]

Episode 16: Understanding Positive Parenting

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Eric Greene of 1 Awesome Dad, a peaceful parenting father who developed a passion for treating children with respect and humility. We dive into what peaceful parenting really is, the principles of it, what a peaceful parent wants for their child...[ read more ]

Episode 15: Mother/Daughter Relationships During The Teen Years

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Nicole Burgess, a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with mothers and daughters who struggle to connect during the adolescent years. Nicole shares that mothers typically feel like they are missing out on something when their daughters begin the teenage...[ read more ]

Episode 14: Mine, Yours, Ours: Thriving In The First Year After Baby

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch EPISODE INFO: In this episode of The Family couch with Catherine O’Brien, LMFT we discuss how to thrive as a family at home with baby in the first year. This incredibly high stress months can be overwhelming for a new mother and the entire family. Catherine and I chat about the importance...[ read more ]