About Maigen Pham

Maigen Pham is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern and Certified Sex Therapist-Candidate at Amy Wine Counseling Center in Cypress, TX. She specializes in relationship-related issues and works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

Build Rituals for Deeper Connection & Intimacy

To start off this month’s blog, I want to ask you an important question. In your everyday life, how much time you do you actually spend with your partner? Not just being around him/her, but actually spending quality time with them and connecting? Compare this to the amount of time you used to spend with [Read more...]

Is Sex Last on Your To-Do List?

It’s a common misconception that sex is supposed to be the easy part of marriage. Wouldn’t it be amazing if sex was always carefree and full of pleasure? If there weren't any kind of expectations or negative feelings involved? Unfortunately, I think a small part of each of us believes this is how sex is [Read more...]

Hello, New Year! Bye-Bye Bad Habits!

It happens every New Year without fail. We always say, “This is going to be MY year!” We make the “spontaneous” decision to reinvent ourselves. Everyone has their resolutions, but sometimes there are things you just don't need to do in the next year. Friends, I sincerely hope that 2019 will be your year, but [Read more...]

By |2018-12-19T15:20:38+00:00December 19th, 2018|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Holidays, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Hello, New Year! Bye-Bye Bad Habits!

Newlywed Christmas Traditions

Happy Holidays, friends! Last month, I wrote a blog on how to survive your first Thanksgiving as a married couple If this is also your first Christmas as a married couple, it must be such an exciting time! This time of year is already so full of magic, companionship, and love. If you live in [Read more...]

By |2018-12-05T10:46:44+00:00December 5th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Family, Holidays, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Motivation, Relationships|Comments Off on Newlywed Christmas Traditions

8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

As devastating and serious as suicide is, it’s a topic that people hide away from. Because of this, many people are left to suffer in silence. Their closest loved ones are left oblivious to their pain. Or, their loved ones may suspect something is wrong but don’t know how to bring it up, so they [Read more...]

By |2018-11-20T15:27:13+00:00November 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Empathy, Family, Friendship, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Self Harm, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on 8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

Newlyweds Guide to Your First Holiday Together

Newlyweds, don’t relax just yet. You are still in for a ride after the wedding day! As you start on the delicate, sometimes frustrating, task of combining you lives, there will be many “firsts” and decisions to make. That includes the sensitive topic of where to spend the first holiday. Yikes! Now, this might be [Read more...]

By |2018-11-08T11:51:10+00:00November 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Holidays, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Newlyweds Guide to Your First Holiday Together

Help! How Do I Survive My Monster-In-Law?!

Wouldn’t it be grand if, when you chose your life partner, that’s all you get? Just the two of you alone in your own little bliss bubble – forever and ever? Sorry to shatter the dream, but you know how it goes: “When you marry your spouse, you marry his/her family too.” While that may [Read more...]

By |2018-10-18T12:47:01+00:00October 18th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Family, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Help! How Do I Survive My Monster-In-Law?!

Domestic Violence: A Real Ghost Story and How You Can Help

Once October hits, a lot of us have the same thoughts in mind: autumn, football, sweater weather, pumpkin-spice everything, and preparing for Halloween. As much as I love spooky festivities, October isn’t just about ghosts, goblins, and costumes. It is also the month that we bring awareness to a scarier monster: domestic violence. This is [Read more...]

By |2018-10-03T09:35:57+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Coping Skills, Empathy, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Trauma, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Domestic Violence: A Real Ghost Story and How You Can Help

Self-Improvement Month: Becoming BETTER Week-by-Week

As human beings, we are our own worst critics. Most of us are guilty of focusing on our weaknesses instead of our strengths. We all have areas we would like to improve on, but improvement requires work and effort. It’s a needed, yet intimidating, change. If you were waiting for a sign to start, look [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:05:24+00:00September 17th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Self-Improvement Month: Becoming BETTER Week-by-Week

Happy Wife, Happy Life: Wife Appreciation Day

Calling all husbands! On September 16th this year, it is Wife Appreciation Day – or, as many wives would probably like to prefer it, just your typical day! Wife Appreciation Day was originally designed to celebrate wives without children. Although nobody is quite certain how it started exactly, the general consensus is it was created [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T08:04:41+00:00September 15th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Gratitude, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships|Comments Off on Happy Wife, Happy Life: Wife Appreciation Day