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Good Dads Podcast

May 22, 2023

This week's guest is Gaston Rougeaux-Burnes PsyD, who counsels families and children in West Texas. Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes talks about finding the time in relationships = HEALTHY  RELATIONSHIPS. Respect, self-worth, and power/control are common issues he experiences with couples. He talks about couples that communicate, do check-ins and work on maintenance, can have healthy relationships.

Our Guest: Gaston Rougeaux-Burnes, PsyD

Gaston, known as Dr. "RB" to his young patients, is a Licensed Psychologist in West Texas who specializes in working with children, couples, and families in a variety of capacities, including play therapy, individual therapy, and parent training. Gaston has been married to his wife for eight years and they have two kids, ages five and three.

Show Notes

  • "I find with a lot of our couples that they tend to talk to me about is finding the time for each other, dating each other like they used to."  (3:18)
  • "I became a part of an organization called the 100 Black Men of West Texas... We have basic pillars in terms of helping give back to our community: mentorship, economic development, health & wellness, to name a few of those." (4:40)
  • "What do you think are the most common communication problems couples have?" (11:25)
  • "The deeper issues that our couples come in with tend to be these same things that crop up in all of our lives. Issues with respect, issues of self-worth, issues of power and control." (12:15)
  • "How do you coach or train your couples in improving their communication skills?" "The biggest way is we start from the inside out." (16:58)
  • "Sex tends to be a symptom, but not THE problem." (20:30)
  • "A lot of times when couples say they are not  having sex, what we really end up talking about is how they are not really feeling seen in their relationship, but most importantly they are not able to be vulnerable with their partner in other aspects of their relationship." (21:06)


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