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.

Family Boundaries: Sliding Door vs. Brick Wall

Blurred family boundaries have repercussions. At best, they can be annoying. At worst, they’re completely soul-crushing. We’ve all seen examples: The siblings who constantly pester each other. The helicopter parent. The grandparents who take control from the parents. When I talk to my clients about establishing boundaries, there’s always a bit of resistance. “Won’t that [Read more...]

By |2018-07-09T10:29:05+00:00July 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Family, Growth, Life Balance, Maigen Pham, Stress, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Family Boundaries: Sliding Door vs. Brick Wall

Maximize the Fun in Family Vacations

  School’s out, sun’s out. This can only mean one thing: Summer’s here and it’s time to have some fun! Research tells us that having fun is one of the most meaningful aspects of family vacations for children. It’s important to make the most of vacations since summer only lasts a few months. It may [Read more...]

By |2018-06-25T15:27:33+00:00June 25th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Boundaries, Change, Children, Communication, Counseling, Family, Life Balance, Maigen Pham, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care|Comments Off on Maximize the Fun in Family Vacations

Breaking Down the Fortress of Resentment

Challenges and disagreements are inevitable as a couple grows through time. Life presents the relationship with opportunities to develop a closer bond or build what could be the most difficult wall to break down: resentment. Resentment is defined as the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury [Read more...]

By |2018-06-14T16:09:39+00:00June 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Intimacy, Maigen Pham, Relationships|Comments Off on Breaking Down the Fortress of Resentment

Couples Diffusing Arguments with Repair Attempts

“I’m sorry” are two of the most important words couples can use. Vital. Life-altering. Forgiveness and reconciliation is the glue of marriage. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done. First, we need to get there: to open the door of tenderhearted and the eyes of kindness on our spouse once again. Dr. Gottman, one of the [Read more...]

By |2018-05-30T10:26:32+00:00May 25th, 2018|Couples Counseling|Comments Off on Couples Diffusing Arguments with Repair Attempts

Is Sex Therapy for Me? 5 Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Every couple struggles with sex at some point in their relationship. To begin, differences in how often you want sex or what type of things you prefer doing can separate partners. This separation leads to feelings of loneliness, a lack of connection, or loss of intimacy. Sex ultimately becomes unsatisfying, or stops altogether. Furthermore, each [Read more...]

By |2018-07-26T13:49:12+00:00April 12th, 2018|Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy|Comments Off on Is Sex Therapy for Me? 5 Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Steps to Fighting Fair

Typically, when couples disagree, a calm conversation is all that is needed to find common ground and resolve the situation. After all, contrary to popular belief, it is completely HEALTHY and NORMAL to have disagreements in relationships. In fact, disagreements are necessary in order for you to grow as a couple! But when you or [Read more...]

By |2018-03-16T12:50:03+00:00March 16th, 2018|Anger, Marriage Counseling|Comments Off on Steps to Fighting Fair

Restore Intimacy in 4 Steps

  Is your marriage lacking intimacy? Has the affection gone from your relationship? As a marriage therapist, this is one of the primary complaints that has brought many of my clients to my office. Although the first (and most obvious) sign that things have cooled between the two of you is a lack of sex [Read more...]

By |2018-03-12T09:33:31+00:00March 12th, 2018|Intimacy, Relationships|Comments Off on Restore Intimacy in 4 Steps

More Love: Building Love Maps

This month’s Love Series will help you with rediscovering love through a fun activity called Love Maps! Celebrating Valentine’s Day “right” is a source of stress for many couples. A deluge of advertisements pours down on us, beginning weeks before the holiday. All of this marketing has made us feel that we suddenly need to [Read more...]

By |2018-02-14T14:22:20+00:00February 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Growth, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Building Love Maps

Fondness and Admiration

Although the holidays are over, we may be still riding the high of a new closeness that developed throughout the season towards our spouse. Whether it’s a grand gesture of taking care of the kids and doing chores around the house, or small tokens like preparing your lunch for you and even listening to you [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:16:03+00:00February 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family, Growth, Holidays, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on Fondness and Admiration

5 Signs You’re Gonna Make It

As a couple’s therapist, one of the most difficult questions I am asked is “Are we going to make it?”. The beauty of relationships, and the reason this specific area of counseling intrigued me, are the countless variations of dynamics within interpersonal relationships. While relationship patterns – both healthy and unhealthy - exist, every relationship [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:12:11+00:00January 12th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Change, Couples Counseling, Growth, LGBTQIA+, Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Relationships|Comments Off on 5 Signs You’re Gonna Make It