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.

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...]

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

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 |2018-09-21T12:09:16+00:00July 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Family, Life Balance, Stress|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, Boundaries, Communication, Family, Life Balance, 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 |2018-09-21T12:22:32+00:00June 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, 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 |2018-09-19T10:43:38+00:00May 25th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Stress|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 |2018-09-19T11:19:34+00:00April 12th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Sex Therapy|Comments Off on Is Sex Therapy for Me? 5 Answers to Commonly Asked Questions