The Family Couch

Episode 30: Coping with Chronic Illness in the Family

In this episode of The Family Couch, we talk with therapist Daniela Palone about chronic illness and how it can affect families, when either parent or child has chronic illness.   (more…)

Episode 29: Transgender Well-Being and Awareness

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch, we chat with Dr. Abi Weissman and discuss the trans-identity, what looks like in the professional world and how to bring awareness and knowledge to the understanding of the transgender world. (more…)

Episode 28: Parenting Foster and Adopted Children

Thanks for watching this episode of The Family Couch In this episode of The Family Couch we chat with Megan Stonelake, a therapist for children, specializing in foster care, adoptive parents, and bio parents. We discuss how to be more effective in raising and disciplining foster care children, the struggles the foster families face and what the children in the...[ read more ]

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 ]