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New Choices for New Times

March/April 2015
To stay relevant in a changing world, we need to address the engagement styles of today’s prospective clients.
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Point of View

Reinventing Couplehood: Intimacy and Commitment in the Age of Consumer Marriage

January/February 2015
Esther Perel, a couples therapist whose TED talk has had more than 5 million views, believes that it’s time to challenge the mismatch between the romantic ideal and the changing realities of contemporary life.

In Consultation

Talking on the Edge: Assessing the Risk of Suicide

September/October 2013
Most clinicians already know the basic questions to ask about a client’s suicidality, but it’s important to go beyond a rote assessment to get a fuller picture of suicide risk.

Case Study

Sex, Lies, and the Long Road Back: Recovering from an Extramarital Affair

March/April 2013
Healing from an extramarital affair is rarely a simple process, especially when embarrassing sexual secrets and incompatibilities are exposed.

Case Study

Addicted to Sex: There are no shortcuts in treating SA

March/April 2010
Effective work with sex addicts must address deep-seated attachment wounds.

Foreign Affairs

Infidelity Has Different Meanings In Different Cultures

July/August 2010
My Parisian colleague was shocked to learn that American therapists typically encourage couples not only to confess their affairs, but also to share the details.

After the Storm

The Affair In Retrospect

July/August 2010
As therapists, we have an unquenchable desire to find happy ending for troubled clients, especially those weathering the crisis of infidelity. But what happens months or years later to those couples once our work with has concluded.

Out of the Shadow

What's the Prevalence of Porn Doing to Our Psyches?

November/December 2009
A revolution in how people access and use pornography has taken the therapy community by surprise. Now some experts believe that an epidemic of porn use is society's newest and most challenging mental health problems.

Depathologizing Porn

Why Can't It Be Just an Acceptable Diversion?

November/December 2009
Open porn use introduces a relational question that most couples never face: how to live with the knowledge that your partner's erotic fantasy-world often doesn't include you.

Heart of the Matter

Helping Couples Find Their Sexual Chemistry

November/December 2009
Whether they know it or not, what most people are looking for in sex therapy isn't so much a change in specific behaviors as a way of developing a more rewarding couple sexual style.
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