Psychologist, Keynote Speaker and Author
Emotions — Relationships — Wisdom
Dr. Laura has worked in the field of psychology for over 10 years. She has expertise in multicultural counseling and couples counseling. Dr. Louis specialized training in assisting couples with increasing intimacy and rebuilding trust after infidelity. She helps couples build effective communication skills, so that both partners feel understood and validated. What’s more, she is experienced in working with a range of clinical issues (schizophrenia, bi-polar, major depression, anxiety, career counseling, and healing from a break up, acculturation issues for immigrants). With expertise in improving sleep and building stress management skills, Dr. Laura has provided consultation to organizations and agencies to improve their productivity and efficiency. Over the years, she has gained specialized experience with adults, youth and children in multiple settings including a psychiatric hospital, domestic violence shelter, community agencies, court systems, elementary/middle schools and college counseling centers.
In this interview, Dr. Laura explains what an “emotional wall” is, how a person develops a co-dependent bond and how our past traumas affect our relationships, she also gives us a wonderful tree analogy for relationships, among insights and other beneficial suggestions that help heal a painful relationship.
- How do we become aware of our untreated pain? And how do treat your patient’s pain?
- What is the healthy way to communicate our feelings to our partner without focusing on what he or she did wrong?
- What are some of the other ways we can identify co-dependency in our relationships?
In this episode, Dr. Laura Louis answers these questions and more.
Dr. Laura Louis is a psychologist, keynote speaker, and author.
She has over 10 years of experience providing a relationship blueprint for angry couples looking to heal after infidelity, cultivate better intimacy, and enhance communication. Dr. Louis has conducted hundreds of seminars.
In her book, Marital Peace, she explains what an “emotional wall” is, how a person develops a co-dependent bond, how our past traumas affect our relationships, she also gives us a wonderful tree analogy for relationships, among insights and other beneficial suggestions that help heal a painful relationship.
Dr. Laura is the CEO of Atlanta Couple Therapy. It provides counseling to couples, transformational retreats, and seminars.
"A relationship dysfunction can be identified when there is no room for individual thoughts and feelings. This occurs when a person develops a co-dependent bond.”
"For individuals who have had past relationships that caused them intense pain, they tend to naturally want to protect themselves. This can happen by developing an emotional wall.”
“Do you ever wonder why the rearview mirror is so much smaller than the windshield? It’s because where we are going is so much more important than where we have been. Have you ever tried to walk forward while looking back? It’s very difficult.”
“I find that people often deny sexual abuse if asked. However, if I ask if they ever had sex when they did not want to, a person says, “Yes.”