The Family Couch

Episode 27: Embracing Your Parenting Perfections

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Dr. Sharon Martin a Clinical Psychologist from San Jose, CA who works with people who struggle perfectionism, anxiety, and people pleasing. (more…)

Episode 26: How To Be Supportive of The LGBTQIA and Trans Community

In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Dr. Traci, a licensed clinical psychologist about how to be supportive of the LGBTQIA community. Dr Traci and I review the struggles that this community faces daily, the impact it has on a family, and how any cisgender (person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth...[ read more ]

Episode 25: The Ups and Downs of Parenting A Child With Special Needs

In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Holly Moses, a  Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychological Associate, who talks with us about how to support parents who are raising children who have special needs. Holly specializes in parenting stress, Anxiety, ADHD, and Autism. (more…)

Episode 24: Talking About Sex With Sexually Reactive Children & Teens

In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Tara Spears, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed mental health therapist in the state of California. She spent over a decade working in the welfare sector and realized the dire need to have resources for those children who are sexually reactive. Sexually reactive is defined as a...[ read more ]

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…)