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The Big Easy Relationship: Get Back That First Date Feeling

Welcome to The Big Easy Relationship...

... where your relationship feels more fun, connected, and hopeful than it has in ages.

Imagine...

  • connecting to that feeling of when you first met your partner and you felt so damn lucky this person came into your life

  • staying in the present moment with your partner more: not stressing about the future or feeling stuck in the past

  • gaining energy back by losing stress

  • feeling more physically and emotionally connected

This isn't an unattainable fantasy.

This can be your relationship!

No matter where you're starting from, each relationship has the ability to grow and deepen in its own ways. This weekly group for couples will have your heart fluttering just like the first date!

What will change in our relationship?

In 6 weeks, y'all will be able to...

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Communicate in a Way That Gets Your Point-of-View Across

Effective communication involves more than just speaking; it's about truly listening and understanding your partner's perspective. You'll be able to express yourself authentically and respectfully while also being receptive to your partner's needs and concerns. 

02

Stay Calm and Present, even when Emotions Run High

Emotional regulation is the ability to manage and control one's own emotions in a healthy and productive manner. By mastering emotional regulation skills, couples can create a supportive environment where both partners feel validated and respected, laying the groundwork for deeper connection and intimacy.

03

Practice The Good Fight: Turn Conflict into a Chance to Get Closer


Conflict resolution is a vital skill for any successful relationship. You'll have practical tools and techniques to address disagreements effectively, turning conflict into an opportunity for growth and understanding. Conflicts will be seen as a natural part of the relationship journey, rather than a source of division. 

04

Feel Emotionally and Physically Closer

You'll feel emotionally closer to your partner than you have in a long time. From holding hands to sexual expression, physical intimacy plays a crucial role in strengthening the connection between partners.

 

We provide couples with a safe and supportive space to discuss their needs, desires, and concerns around physical intimacy, as well as practical strategies to enhance this aspect of their relationship.

By addressing both emotional and physical intimacy, our aim is to help couples cultivate a relationship that is rich in love, passion, and mutual satisfaction.

Hello, butterflies!

Who are we?

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Hi! I'm Eleanor and I'm your relationship's super-fan.

That's right, I'm as ecstatic about your relationship goals as you are. I'm in the front row, cheering for y'all to get back that First Date Feeling. You know which one I'm talking about?

The one where...

  • you spent hours and hours talking to each other and it was like no time had passed

  • you were excited when your partner's name popped up on your phone, it felt like a gift being dropped in your lap

  • you felt playful and flirtatious towards your partner

I'm not only a relationship super-fan, I'm also a licensed therapist with over a decade helping folks improve their relationships.

Personally, I've been with my husband for 8 years, married for almost 6. We have two completely wild small children (ages 2 & 4). Relationships ebb and flow! And each new stage brings its own strengths and challenges. I can't wait to help you Get Back that First Date Feeling!

Hey there! I’m Katherine, and the one thing you should know about me is that I love love. 💕After spending years crunching numbers and working with machines as a data scientist, I took a step back and asked myself that age-old hard question: “What could I wake up excited to do every morning for the rest of my life?” The first answer that came to mind was, “I want to learn and teach everything there is to know about love.” And now, I’m a couples therapist!

 

My biggest joy in my work as a therapist is watching my clients fall back in love with each other. It’s a kind of magic not even Walt Disney or Lifetime movies could capture! As a therapist specializing in couples, I am a big believer that relationships are at the core of who we are, and that the investments we make into our relationships improve our lives tenfold.

 

Here’s where I want to help you and your partner get to through this group:

  • You have broken the cycle of recurring arguments and are finally finding effective solutions

  • You are feeling so much happier and more connected

  • You have reached a new level of trust, openness, honesty you didn’t think was even possible

  • You’re remembering all the reasons you fell in love with this person in the first place

 

Outside of the therapy space, I have an incredible life partner and copilot. We have chosen to be child free, and are continually navigating the fun (and sometimes frustrating!) adventures that come from being from countries on opposite sides of the world, having different cultural and racial backgrounds, and speaking different languages. I am excited to help you build up the best, happiest, most fulfilling relationship of your life!

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Wanna know more?

Here's our game plan.

The Big Easy Relationship is a 6 week, in-person couples therapy group. Think of it like Date Nights with Intention

Every Wednesday night from July 10th through August 14th, we'll meet at 1239 Baronne St. We'll meet from 7-8:30 pm. (more details below)

In addition to the weekly group, there are two workshops, a workbook, and a 30 minute 2 on 1 check in with one of us.

Date Night #1: Explore Attachment and The Good Fight

  • If you're not familiar with Attachment Theory yet, you are in for a treat! It's a super helpful (not to mention, extremely well-researched) theory that we use in therapy all the time. It helps us figure out who we are and what we need in relationships.

  • The Good Fight?! That's right. You've probably heard the old adage that healthy relationships include fighting. Yep! That's true. If you're feeling stuck in fights (avoiding them altogether or getting caught in the same argument over... and over... and over...), then this is the group for you.

Date Night #2: Regulate and Communicate

  • Sometimes it can be really hard to not get carried away by our emotions. Two things are true: our feelings are valid AND feelings are not facts. In this group, we'll learn how to stay "online" when emotions run high.

  • That'll help us figure out the best way to communicate in the relationship that we're in, not the one that exists in our head. This night will help us help our partner: the better we communicate, the better we understand each other = more connection in our relationship!

Date Night #3: Words that Repair

  • It's not about never making a mistake (last I checked, this wasn't physically possible for human beings). It's about The Repair Conversation. Tonight, we'll work on tools and skills needed to fix our mistakes (big or small). 

  • Relationships are always a two-way street: very, very rarely is one person completely responsible for what's "going wrong" in the relationship. Repair conversations are super helpful for all parties to know how to use for when (not if) we hurt the other person.

Date Night #4: The Link Between Emotional & Physical Connection

  • Physical might mean sex, or it might mean cuddling, holding hands, or long walks on the beach.

  • Many people (but not all people) intuitively feel a connection between their emotional relationships and their sexual ones. We'll explore ways to support both so that everyone walks away feeling satisfied.

Date Night #5: Get that First Date Feeling Back

  • Bring together all of the things you learned: how we relate to each other, tools for communication, emotional balance techniques, identifying and implementing physical connection, & more!

  • Reflect on how we've built so much appreciation for our partner. Troubleshoot any remaining sticky points.

Date Night #6: Closing Celebration & Bring It On Home!

  • You did it! Time to celebrate.

  • We'll wrap up any final thoughts, questions, and take-aways. We'll celebrate our progress: now our partnership is feeling grounded, connected, deep, playful, fun and energizing!

Course Extras (included):

  • Two Extra Webinar Workshops:

    • Eleanor is running: "Beyond the Sheets: Exploring Common Questions about Sex"

    • Katherine is running: "Ties That Bind: Adventures in Kinky, Queer, and Ethically Non-monogamous Relationships"

  • One 30-minute couples' check-in session

    • will take place with either Eleanor or Katherine

    • You'll schedule directly with them

  • Workbook to keep

    • Take these skills on the road with you!​ You can keep this workbook to refer back to at any time.

6 whole weeks of implementing the shit out of all of these. With us as your mentors & super-fans? HELL YEAH!

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Details

  • Dates: Wednesday July 10 through Wednesday August 14 (6 weeks total)

  • Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Price: $888 per couple (payment plan available)

  • Both people in the couple expected to attend each session

  • Closed in-person group at 1239 Baronne St in NOLA

  • One 30 minute couples' check-in per couple

    • with either Katherine or Eleanor​

  • Two webinar workshops

    • Eleanor is running "Beyond the Sheets: Exploring Common Questions about Sex"​

    • Katherine is running "Ties That Beyond: Adventures in Kinky, Queer, and Ethically Non-monogamous Relationships"

  • Workbook PDF to keep

Who's a Good Fit for this Group?

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  • Hours and Location
    I am physically located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana residents can receive therapy in-person or virtually. Florida residents can receive therapy virtually. I am available virtually Monday-Thursday from 9-4 pm. I am in-person at my office (Spyre Center, 1772 Prytania St.) on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Payment & Insurance
    50 minute sessions for individuals are $225. 80 minute sessions for couples and/or individuals are $300. **I do not accept insurance, communicate with insurance companies, or complete insurance paperwork. This means it is your sole responsibility as the client to pay in full at time of our scheduled appointment. All clients are expected to provide method of payment which will be kept on file and will automatically be charged after scheduled session (usually between the hours of 12am-2am). **I provide Superbills to clients upon request. It is not guaranteed that your insurance will accept Superbills or that you will receive reimbursement from them for our sessions. It is your responsibility as the client to communicate with your insurance company about out-of-network benefits or utilize a third party like Thrizer to handle the claims and reimbursement process for you.
  • Cancellation/Commitment Policy
    I have a strict 24 Hour Commitment policy. This means if you are unable to attend a scheduled session, you are still financially responsible for the session cost and will be charged regardless of whether or not you attend the scheduled session. This policy is mutually beneficial in that it a) strongly encourages you as the client to maintain your therapy appointments as a consistent priority in your life schedule and helps holds you accountable to do so, and b) allows me as the professional to more effectively anticipate my income and schedule and plan my life accordingly.
  • What issues do you have the most experience supporting clients with?
    Anxiety Breakups Burnout Childhood abuse and/or neglect Communication skills Identifying & communicating emotions Questioning identity and values Life transitions LGBTQIA+ issues Navigating New adulthood (ages 21-28) Navigating new parenthood Overthinking & worrying Self-consciousness Low self-esteem Relationship anxiety & insecurity Work stress Social anxiety Sexual issues: low desire, low confidence, and not feeling safe enough for sex (& more!) Sexual assault and abuse Sex Work related stress (dealing with judgment of others, navigating dating as a SW, the emotional stress of the job as well as the financial ups & downs of the profession)
  • What is your therapeutic style? What kind of techniques can I expect to be used?
    Therapeutic Style: My therapeutic style is very Humanistic: it focuses on self-discovery, empowerment, and finding meaning. Sessions are unstructured, my number one goal is to meet the client (that's you!) where they're at. It's really important to me that you set the pace and direction, I'll follow your lead. I truly believe my clients are the experts in their own lives, I'm someone with lots of training on how to help you apply the innate knowledge and skills you already have. I love this way of doing therapy because it teaches you the tools for a lifetime. We might be talking about fighting with your coworker- but the lessons you pick up from that interaction will apply everywhere. Techniques: I have quite the toolbox for techniques! Most often I'm using a mix of psychodynamic theory to explore how we got here, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) to shift unhelpful thoughts, and Somatic Theory to help regulate our bodies so we can stay present to deal with the tough stuff. My technique blends top-down (brain-led) as well as bottom-up (body-led) to create whole body healing. I also like to use Inner Child/Parts work, Coaching, and Energetic Principles as well.
  • Do I have to identify as female?
    Nope! I have specialized training in working with women and people who identify as femmes, however I can provide services to anybody regardless of gender identity or expression.
  • How long will I be in therapy?
    Annoying answer but... it depends! It usually takes at least 3 months for changes to happen, but I'd say the average is about 6 months to get really comfy in your progress. Most people start coming either weekly or biweekly. Once we've reached their therapy goals, they might switch to 1x/month for maintenance and support. Others will graduate from therapy. This number is just an estimate: many, many of my clients are coming in with what we call "complex trauma": meaning it was ongoing for many years or is layered with other traumas (for example, growing up in a home with verbal abuse AND ALSO experiencing a car accident). The circumstances of these situations can take more time to unpack. That will likely extend the timeline of your therapy journey, but you should also start feeling at least some relief within six months. Graduates are always welcome back for "tune up" sessions.
  • Do you run groups?
    Yes I do! The best way to stay in the know about those (and receive special discounts) is to sign up for my newsletter. A free, weekly (well, almost) newsletter straight to your inbox with: ​ links to the latest blog/vlog posts on mental health and whole-body health interviews with awesome practitioners like nutritionists, pelvic floor physical therapists, acupuncture providers, & more! exclusive discounts on groups & workshops recommendations on podcasts, books, and TV shows as well as pop culture reflections Sign Up Here ​ (I am the only person who has access to my email list. I will never, ever, ever sell or share your information without your consent.)
  • How do I get started?
    Book a free Consultation! Click the above link, then click "Request Appointment" and pick a time slot that works for you. In this 20 minute call, you'll give me as much information as you'd like to let me know what's going on and what you're looking for. I'll answer any questions you have about me specifically, therapy generally, and scheduling/etc. You can also either call or text: 504-264-6971 or email: ehamiltonwohl@gmail.com

The Office @ 1239 Baronne St.

Where the Magic Happens

This group will be held in person at 1239 Baronne on Wednesday nights.

7-8:30 pm

July 10-August 14th

Email hello@themindnerd.com to get signed up

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