Season 2, episode 24 of the Discover U Podcast with JD Kalmenson: New Directions in Couples Therapy with Dr. Dana McNeil, PsyD, LMFT
JD Kalmenson’s interviews Dana McNeil to explore the sometimes complex dynamics in a range different romantic relationships– from hetero and LGBTQ couples, to polyamorous. Understanding the habits of successful couples is key to developing relationship skills that can take yours to the next level of trust, open communication, and longevity.
Dana McNeil, PsyD, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is the founder of The Relationship Place, a group practice with locations in her hometown of San Diego, California. Dr. Dana's practice specializes in couples therapy and utilizes an evidence-based type of couples therapy known as the Gottman Method. Dr. Dana works with all types of relationship issues from premarital counseling, dealing with the aftermath of extramarital affairs, working with addiction recovery, military deployed families, parents of special needs children, LGBTQ partners, and polyamorous, ethical non-monogamy clients. Dr. Dana is the resident relationship expert on the Cox Communications Show “I Do” and will be featured in an upcoming documentary on the art of couples therapy.
Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
mentalhealth, behavioralhealth, psychotherapy, couplestherapy, romanticrelationships, relationships, polyamory, ethicalnonmonogamy, openmarriage, marriagecounseling