Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Emily Cook, PhD, LCMFT

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Corona and the Marriage

April 4, 2020

Stress, especially big and scary stress, impacts us like a threat to the nervous system. With the importance of social distancing, you and your partner are likely to be feeling…

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In the Time of Coronavirus: Corona and the Divorced Family

April 4, 2020

Social distancing in a divorced family can be complicated. When kids are required to travel back and forth between parents’ houses, additional infection risks can increase. The disruption of regular…

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Challenging Family Scripts and Setting Healthy Boundaries During the Holidays

November 24, 2019

As a marriage and family therapist, I was asked to speak at a recent Lady Docs gathering about family interactions that play a prominent role during this holiday season.  Feel…

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The Marriage Counseling Workbook: 8 Steps to a Strong and Lasting Relationship

April 16, 2019

Although my book was published almost exactly one year ago, I’ve been surprisingly reluctant to publicize it since. The overlap of writing the book with my postpartum months after the…

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Talking to Your Spouse About Couples Therapy

March 19, 2017

Lots of people – mostly women – give my Bethesda psychotherapy practice a call to begin couples therapy. Most of the time, both spouses are committed to seeking help and…

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