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South Florida Psychologist, Dr. Marla Reis, Discusses Challenges During Emerging Adulthood

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Psychologists have recently identified a new developmental period called emerging adulthood in which individuals (also called Millennials), typically between ages 18 and 25, are no longer fully dependent but are not yet fully independent, financially or otherwise. Emerging adulthood is characterized by self-exploration, experimentation and promise.

A major difference in the Millennial group (compared to their […]

Fort Lauderdale Psychologist, Dr. Marla Reis, on Infidelity Couples Counseling

By |November 20th, 2015|

Marriage counseling after a partner has been unfaithful can be challenging. I have found that the most important role I have is in maintaining “unconditional positive regard” for both the betrayer and the betrayed. The psychologist may be thought to  naturally lean toward having the most compassion for the partner who has been hurt. But […]

Psychotherapy FAQs: What To Expect When You’re Beginning Therapy

By |October 2nd, 2015|

By Dr. Jaclyn Polsky

Today, psychotherapy is as commonplace and mainstream as visiting your internist for aches and pains. For some however, the very idea of being “in therapy,” whether short-term or ongoing, is intimidating simply because they’re not familiar with the process, don’t know what to expect, and are not even sure whether or not […]

KISS Your Man’s “E-spot”

By |August 1st, 2013|

I was sitting with one of my best friends the other day (who happens to be male and also my husband), and we were discussing the topic of this blog post…

What is the best way for a woman to get a man to open up emotionally?

And without missing a beat, or even taking a breath, […]

Intimacy InterCourse: After “The Apology”

By |August 10th, 2011|

Here’s a scenario that plays itself out almost daily in my practice…

Couples argue.  They scream and yell and curse at each other.  Shoes have been thrown.

In front of me.

I don’t know why, but I’m comfortable with that.  (The reasons why would require an entirely separate blog series…)

As I wrote in “Into Me See,” the desired […]

The Second Coming of The Weiner Epidemic: Prophylaxis

By |July 6th, 2011|

When I first brought you “The Weiner Epidemic: Disease of Disconnect,” I was (hopefully) offering insight into the role that intimacy – or the lack thereof  – plays in the demise of relationships, often right from their inception (love that movie!).  The “Disease of Disconnect” highlighted the role that truly “knowing” and being connected to […]

The Weiner Epidemic: Disease of Disconnect

By |June 16th, 2011|

So we now have a face and a name (with a capital W) to be the poster-child and fall-guy for the oft-maligned, yet essentially innocent word… weiner.  As of this writing, Anthony Weiner has announced his resignation from Congress for sending lewd photos and sexts – via online means like Twitter – to at least […]

Throw a Wrench in It!

By |February 16th, 2011|

Everything in my life happens in themes.  I have learned over the years to simply step aside and see what themes emerge.  Although I’ve received training in a number of therapeutic orientations – including psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic – I can’t help but conceptualize what my clients are telling me as themes or threads that […]