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Stephanie Manes
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Stephanie Manes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in with extensive experience and training in Individual, Couples and Family Therapy. She received her MSW from New York University School of Social Work and completed post-graduate certification in marriage and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for families. In addition to maintaining a private practice in New York City, she teaches and supervises graduate students in the practice of couples and family therapy. Stephanie has been a part of several couples therapy research initiatives at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and continues to act as a clinical consultant for the Center for Families and Health at the Ackerman Institute.

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The Myth of Maintenance Sex

(67) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 10:59 AM

"Sex -- I could completely go without it. But I know he needs it so once in awhile, I just do it anyway...."

Anne, who has been coming for couples therapy, announces this when her husband Noel steps out of the room. Married for more than a decade and not...

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The Meanest Girl of Them All

(4) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 12:29 PM

Call her a bully, a mean girl or a queen bee -- she leads the army in social warfare and she is getting ready to emerge on the scene as the new school year unfolds. Fortunately, we are a lot more savvy about social aggression among girls than we used...

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Whose Crime Is It Anyway?

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 4:41 PM

There should be no surprise at the the media frenzy over the Anthony Weiner sexting debacle. Look at what's at stake. The story, so ripe with salaciousness, made it hard for news outlets to decide where to pounce first. But a curious thing happened. By the second day, the media...

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Making Sure Emotional Flooding Doesn't Capsize Your Relationship

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 3:24 PM

We all know what it's like to get carried off by some rough emotional currents when we are dealing with our mate. These aren't the day-to-day flashes of anger or hurt. I am talking about the giant waves of bad feelings that completely knock you down and take any rational...

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