As Seen In

Here are some resources for those seeking information on “as seen in” articles.

How To Handle A Relationship With Someone Who Has Different Political Views Than You – As Seen In – Glam

Political views can sometimes tear relationships apart, even for couples. Our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil Ph.D. shared her expert thoughts on this which were published in an article by Glam. Most couples think that having political differences may mean they don’t share anything in common. But in these situations, Dr. McNeil stressed the importance of having shared values. “The ideal way to talk about political differences as a couple involves both partners sitting down and …

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5 Self-Care Habits That Will Improve Your Love Life – As Seen In – InStyle.com

Our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD was once again featured in an article published at InStyle.com. There, she talked about how self-care habits can improve one’s love life. Dr. Dana McNeil stresses that people should invest time and energy into self-love as they give to the people they love. “Self-care is not a luxury or an indulgence, because if you don’t have any gas in the emotional tank left you are not going to be …

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How to Build Intimacy in Your Relationship and Be a Better Partner – As Seen In – Men’s Journal

When asked how to build intimacy in the relationship and be a better partner, our founder Dr. Dana McNeil believes men should have these intimacy tools. “The brain is an erogenous zone, and without the ability to access those intimacy tools, the desire, sex drive, and an ability to function with your partner in a loving way flies out the window,” says McNeil. She also explained how lack of sexual intimacy happens in a heterosexual relationship. …

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The Relationship Place – As Seen In – San Diego Regional Chamber Of Commerce

Saturday, June 18th was an eventful day for us. We’ve celebrated the expansion of our practice and held a community mental health fair. These events were also captured by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The practice offers warm and inviting offices for those seeking in person therapy and telehealth for those who prefer remote sessions or are living in the other parts of the state. The clinicians and staff who work at The …

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"Practicing Polyamory" Podcast

Practicing Polyamory – Podcast Interview

Having a solid foundation for your polyamorous relationship Relationships can sometimes face unrealistic societal standards. No matter what kind of relationship you’re in, there’s always something to achieve or strive for. Being in a polyamorous relationship, not only do you feel the pressure of achieving that unattainable perfection, but you also want to make sure when you’re working on that in your relationship that you feel heard, validated, and safe. I recently had the privilege …

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Cuddle Positions

Cuddle Positions – Benefits and Meaning

Who doesn’t love to cuddle?

If you are one of the people lucky enough to have someone to cuddle right now, you know how meaningful it can be to experience comfort through human touch. Elizabeth Kirkhorn interviewed me recently for an article in O.school in which we discussed the benefits of cuddling, as well as different cuddling positions.

Specifically, the article discussed six different cuddling positions, what they are, and what they mean.

For example, most of us have heard of “spooning”. But have you heard about “being small”, “the stronghold”, or “the honeymoon hug”? Did you know that each cuddle position means something different? Did you know that although cuddling is intimate, your preferred position in the cuddle says something about your needs or preferences in the relationship?

emotional neglect article

Emotional Neglect in Marriage

Clients sometimes seek out marriage counseling because one or both partners feel unappreciated, ignored, or disconnected. Sometimes they can feel lonely even when their partner is in the same room. Often these emotions can signal when emotional neglect is happening in a relationship.

Sometimes the emotional disconnection in a relationship can get to the point where one partner speaks to and thinks about their partner with contempt. Contempt may not be as obvious as you think, it can take the form of small continuous digs and comments made about a partner’s intelligence or value, an inability to ever catch the partner doing something right, or comments to those outside of the relationship where a partner is demeaned or whose value is minimized.

Dana Feelings

Seeing Light: Authority Magazine Feature

I was recently interviewed by Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Psy.D of Authority Magazine for an article titled “Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel: 5 Reasons To Be Hopeful During this Corona Crisis.” As we are beginning to see the world slowly start opening up (although limited), this article is timely. I’d like to pull some highlights out which could help improve mental health and feelings.

I do Uncertainty

“I Do” Uncertainty Podcast

Of course, life is uncertain. Now more than ever we’re collectively feeling the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz for their “I Do” podcast to discuss tips and advice for couples dealing with uncertainty. You can listen to the podcast here. 

Social Distancing

Disagreeing About Social Distancing?

I recommend my clients approach each other with an attitude of being more curious than furious about your partner’s differing position. Your partner is not opposing you just to be difficult or obstinate about social distancing. When you can approach your partner with an open attitude of wanting to really understand what is driving their thought process you start off the conversations from a gentler approach, which promotes compassion and compromise.

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