Contributed by Michele Weiner-Davis

7 Results

First, Make the Bed

A Gentle Path through Depression

In the throes of depression, a therapist searches for a magic bullet. Read more

When All Else Fails

Stories of Vulnerability and Possibility

The self-assurance of expert practitioners who publicly present their work can lead everyday therapists to believe that psychotherapy is a far more predictable... Read more

Affair Repair

Lessons on Changing Directions

Couples therapy can be difficult and dicey, especially when there’s an affair in the mix. To keep afloat in the emotional tumult, most therapists cling to... Read more

A sex-starved marriage isn’t about the number of times per week or per month people are actually having sex. It’s one in which one spouse is longing for... Read more

Case Study March 1, 2015

Knowing When to Push

Balancing Safety and Challenge

When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns. Read more

It Takes One to Tango

You Don't Need Both Partners to Do Couples Therapy

Many therapists define the type of therapy they practice by taking a head count: if one person is present, they're practicing individual therapy; if two or... Read more

Case Study September 1, 2005

The New 'Mixed' Marriage

Working with a couple when one partner is gay

In 2004, the outing of New Jersey Governor James McGreever brought widespread attention to the new "mixed marriage ." But the issues such couples struggle with... Read more

Michele Weiner-Davis

Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, director of the Divorce Busting Center, is the author of the bestsellers The Sex-Starved Marriage and Divorce Busting.