How Couples Can Thrive After Having Kids – An Interview With Allison Villa

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An interview with psychotherapist Allison Villa


There’s no doubt that couples’ relationships can change after having kids. A lot depends on how they go about tending to the needs of their kids and themselves, both individually and as a couple. But how can couples thrive rather than merely survive?
In this episode, psychotherapist Allison Villa discusses ways couples can keep their connection strong, while also providing helpful tips for tuning-up their relationship during some of life’s more difficult seasons.
In this episode Allison discusses:
– Why self-care is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship
– The benefits of therapy, both for individuals and couples
– Why it’s crucial to have a therapist that creates a safe space and how to find one that’s a fit
– Postpartum depression and the need for support
– Her own personal experiences tending to her mental and emotional health and how it lead her on the path to becoming a successful psychotherapist after starting out as a performer.
– Her family’s move to Mexico and the lessons it brought
-Online programs and resources couples can access
Make sure to check this episode out.
Also, you can get The Self-Care Toolkit Allison mentions: here.

About Allison Villa

Allison Villa is a Registered Psychotherapist and relationship expert. She is the founder of House and Hook, an online platform specializing in keeping couples’ thriving throughout parenthood. 
As a wife and mother, she understands how raising a family affects the romantic relationship and the challenges that modern parents face. With Allison’s virtual therapy practice, online courses, and monthly membership program, this keepin-it-real-mama combines her personal and professional experience to teach busy couples to live with intention & to use simple time-efficient strategies to connect with each other. 
Join her email list to get free relationship tools and inspiration:
You can also find her on Instagram: @houseandhook

Make sure to check out the episode on the podcast for the full interview…

This episode was recorded earlier and published on Nov. 3rd, 2020 on The Insider Mom Podcast
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Having kids can definitely change couples' relationships, but how it changes depends on several factors. Tune into this episode of The Insider Mom Podcast where psychotherapist Allison Villa shares ways couples can thrive after having kids.
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About the host

Hi there! I’m Royah Loie, a doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor and the creator of The Insider Mom Podcast. Becoming a parent made me realize so many things, one of which is the incredible work so many moms do in raising their kids, work that sometimes goes unnoticed in society. It’s unfortunate because, I truly believe that moms have one of the most valuable jobs in the world .

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