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Neil Venketramen on Marrying Well | Podcast

Though he found himself to be older than his classmates, he knew he came to Northwestern for a reason, to become a marriage and family therapist after a long career in consulting. Neil Venketramen '16 MS has made many transitions throughout his life — from growing up in South Africa under apartheid to moving to the United States consulting for Deloitte, to getting a degree from and later working at The Family Institute at Northwestern University as a therapist.

Let's Talk: Overcoming Relationship Challenges for Dual-Income Couples | Podcast

In this episode of our podcast series "Let's Talk," Neil Venketramen, therapist at The Family Institute, interviews Emily Klear, director of Couple Services. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, one of Ms. Klear's specialties is helping modern dual-income couples to find work-life balance and navigate the changing power dynamics in their marriage.

Anxiety: Benefits and Drawbacks | Webinar

Thomas Alm, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Family Institute, discusses how our brains evolved to be primed for threat but how often our level of response doesn’t match the threat we are facing. He talks about the benefits of anxiety as well as the drawbacks when our anxiety interferes with living a valued life across the lifespan. Dr.

Sick and Tired: Marriage in the Face of Illness | Webinar

Featuring Tamara Sher, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Professor at The Family Institute, this webinar addresses the chronic strains and stressors of both living with a romantic partner who has a serious illness and being a person with a serious illness who is married. We call this webinar "Sick and Tired" to connote the stressors associated with each role: that of the sick person who is sick of being sick and that of the partner who is tired from taking…

Loving Relationships and Career at Northwestern | Podcast

Dr. Alexandra Solomon started out in pre-med as an undergraduate but she went on to become a different type of doctor than she initially intended. Dr. Solomon came to Northwestern for her Masters and PhD programs in clinical psychology and she never left. Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern and she is the professor for one of the most popular courses at Northwestern: Marriage 101.

A Career Change into Couples Therapy | Podcast

Emily Klear '12 MS started her career in corporate America at Coca Cola selling fountain soda in the Bay Area. Klear went back to school for her Master's in Marital and Family Therapy after a few very challenging personal experiences made her want to help couples through traumatic events and tough relationship situations. Klear changed industries and quickly advanced her career to become the Director of Couples Services at The Family Institute at Northwestern University…

Let's Talk: Family of Origin | Podcast

In this podcast episode, Neil Venketramen, staff therapist at The Family Institute, interviews Dr. Linda Rubinowitz, our senior therapist and assistant clinical professor of Psychology who has been on the teaching and clinical supervision faculty at Northwestern University, and specifically The Family Institute, for 27 years. Dr. Rubinowitz explains how one's family of origin and early experiences affect their current relationship challenges, and emphasizes the importance of…

Let's Talk: Couples Therapy | Podcast

In this podcast episode, Neil Venketramen, staff therapist at The Family Institute, interviews Dr. Cheryl Rampage, our senior academic and clinical advisor and clinical associate advisor who has more than three decades of experience treating individuals, couples and families. Dr. Rampage addresses the misconceptions that many couples have about the experience of "being in love," and explores what the partners themselves or couples therapy can do to rekindle the intimacy and…