Grand Opening in Richmond, VA!!

We are live from Dr. Laura Dabney’s grand opening in Richmond, VA.  Look at how amazing the new office is. I hope you enjoy this quick video! Grand Opening in Richmond, VA, address: Dr. Laura Dabney’s new office is located at: 1545-B Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 11545-B is located in the middle of the Grove Park Office Park There is plenty of free parking. If you or anybody in the area is looking for a psychiatrist or a life coach reach out to us, we take referrals and things of that nature. Look us up, find us, and give us a call at 757-340-8800. We also have the office in Virginia Beach if you or anyone you know need services in that area as well.   If you prefer to schedule a call, click here! Check out more blog posts at www.drldabney.com.

Destroying your child’s self esteem in the name of “good parenting”

hello everybody and happy Tuesday I’m Dr. Laura Dabney relationship psychiatrist coming to you live. I usually talk about intimate relationships between obviously boyfriend/girlfriend husband/wife type of things but this month we’re talking about parenting. The toughest job you’ll never never be thanked for and this has brought up a lot of comments and a lot of talk around here so that’s all good. so I thought we would continue on from last week and talk this time about self esteem.  there’s a lot of people come in with the wrong impression of what good parenting is thinking that it’s going to create a great person or a great relationship and in fact these methods hurt your child’s self-esteem or keeps the self-esteem from growing so although executive helping executive men with their intimate relationships is my thing as I’ve told you here several times and I’ll just keep saying it this is my way of helping anybody who is having emotional problems relationship struggles of any kind this is a way to make you feel more comfortable give you some help until you’re ready to come in pick up the phone call email however you reach out to us all right and I also do than the men come in about relationship problems often times it is with a adolescent child or a young adult child so that’s where I’ve gotten all this information synthesizing it all for you here today and this month so the parenting techniques that seem good to some people or seem good on the surface that really aren’t start with the good soldier technique maybe because we’re in a military community I don’t know but there are a lot of parents who think that the child who is obedient yes sir no sir type that that’s a that’s a good kid right there and there’s nothing wrong with bad manners who not saying and manners is something you need to teach a child for sure but an obedient child is not a good shot I actually cringe when somebody comes in and the child’s in college and they’ve been a ok the whole time because that means the child has not be able to practice the other thing that they need to be well-developed human beings that can be in a relationship and that is their aggressive skills ok you by making them by …

Red and Pink Flags!

red and pink flags when it comes to people and their behaviors hey guys now it’s Thursday I know I saw I get my days except you but this is why because we’re introducing you to my Richmond office and for you know those of you that don’t know me I’m Tyler I’m the coach here in Richmond I’m still dr. dabney I just oh yeah we’ve been working really really hard on this office so we need her and it’s really really really excited because tomorrow is their grand opening so if you’re in the Richmond area and Glen allen just a little north of Richmond so if you’re in the area you stop by yes you tomorrow 4:00 to 6:00 we’re having catered heavy hors d’oeuvres yes cocktails and you can come and meet us and see our beautiful new office which was designed by the same designer who did 3rd in each office yes who is this rockstars wonderful goodness gracious our friends and in decorator it’s amazing mr. Nick Monique Rizzo yes we can’t leave out John John’s her husband who is the architect of that team and he does help her yes behind the scenes yes Missy oh my goodness I’m gonna do a quick tour yeah I make you nauseous maybe it’s a great idea you want to show you the whole office you’re all she’s gonna die you gotta come see it in person yes that’s why we need to come and see the cool sculpture on the wall there yeah great job so we’re in love with the space and we will be welcoming doctors here tomorrow night and other guests you start seeing patients here for the first time we’re really excited very excited and we’ll be doing you know the same things here as the Virginia Beach office offering coaching services there as well as therapy with dr. Dabney so it’s going to be a good time we’re very excited about this new office I’m just ecstatic it’s others my joelle version here in Richmond and I would have been telling people is that we are trying to break down those barriers that keep people from coming in the door yes and a party is a good way to do that but also we’ve been talking about different things that we have heard that have kept people coming in such …

Robo Man Syndrome, When Men Don’t Emote

Men Do Not Emote.  Well, SOME men. Robo Man Syndrome When Men Do Not Emote.  This is a common issue that comes up.   We are live and back but we missed you last week.    Oh my goodness our internet,  it went down again.   But we do have a new IT company!   Hopefully they will do better shout out to NtegraIT who did come by  and fix everything. hopefully that will be resolved, we have missed  you! we’re all set to go and we realized we didn’t introduce ourselves.  I’m Dr. Laura Dabney this is Joelle Brant we both work with executive men help them with their relationships.  We help the robo man syndrome men who do not emote.  so we have talked about a lot of things over the last several weeks. Wow at least a month yeah we’ve talked about emotions and how they sometimes men like  to protect themselves from emotions in ways it might not be a good idea. yeah like pathological altruism and doing everything for everyone at the expense of yourself not be at boundaries. we talked about boundaries more popular ones we talked about panic and anxiety yes phobias oh yeah Joelle’s phobia . I did kill an ant yesterday so maybe I’m making progress.  Well I’ve been talking we’ve both been talking with Dr. Jed diamond and I am  really fond of him.  he is a psychologist who works outside of San Francisco and he played a big role in helping us understand men’s emotions.   he has a very similar clientele to us.   so we really have a lot in common and it’s been a joy to talk with him he actually wrote the book male menopause back in the 70s and since then he’s gotten interested in what he calls irritable man syndrome.   which is basically men who feel the only emotion they’re allowed to have is anger.   okay so if they’re hurt they’re angry, if they’re sad they’re angry, you know everything else  come out that’s anger!  so that’s been a really interesting.  so that’s what he sees the most that’s what he sees a lot of.  that’s what we’ve been writing about. I was telling about what I see and what we talked about which is Robo man and it’s a little different than irritable man but along the same lines where men often feel that any kind of emoting is negative or effeminate or …