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Sep 28
Beyond the Couch Ep 45: The Art of Authentic Dating with Samuel Shin

This week, Diana and Samuel Shin talk about healthy and fulfilling ways to embrace one’s masculinity/femininity, sexuality, self-confidence, and dating. They explore the challenges and hurdles that men, in particular, often face when it comes to dating and relationships, overcoming attachment issues, and connecting with their authentic selves. They also delve into the specific challenges […]

Jul 27
Beyond the Couch Ep 36: How to Embrace Your Attachment Style

This week, Sam, Diana & Christie chat about the origin of attachment theory, different attachment styles, and how understanding your personal attachment style can be beneficial to the way you relate to others. They also talk about how attachment styles might impact patterns of thinking, behavior, and personalities, and what we can do when these […]

Jul 13
Beyond the Couch Ep 34: Protecting the ‘We’ in Multicultural Partnerships with Nita Batta & Tiffany Momoko Kindred

This week, Christie is back with Nita Batta, LMSW, and Tiffany Momoko Kindred, LMSW, to explore complex identities and cultures within romantic partnerships. They discuss navigating multicultural partnerships themselves, and offer guidance on cultivating curiosity, respect and acceptance of each other’s differences. Together, they explore ways to honor the traditions and experience of each partner […]

Apr 06
Beyond the Couch Ep 20: Surviving Burnout within Ourselves & with Others with Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya

This week, Christie chats with Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya about burnout and the effect of chronic stress on our minds, bodies and emotions especially through the pandemic. While illustrating how burnout bleeds into every other part of our lives, Dr. Upadhyaya offers insights on grounding in micro-moments, cultivating equitable partnerships, and setting boundaries with toxic work […]

Dec 14
Maintaining Relational Boundaries During the Holiday Season

The autumn and winter seasons often include extra contact with immediate family members, extended family members, and family friends. While this may bring forward feelings of warmth and reconnection for some, for others it can be a time filled with stress, the reopening of old wounds, and falling back into old behavioral patterns. Understanding and […]