“Why Didn’t We Work?” with Vienna Pharaon

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JANUARY 11TH, 2016

“Breaking up is hard to do,” goes the old Neil Sedaka song. But when you’ve got a radio show about establishing new and long-lasting relationships, sometimes you’ve got to push past any lingering “what ifs?” and get to the root of the issue. So on today’s show, Ben presents a list of questions he’s asked a few of the past women in his life: Why did they break up? What did and didn’t work about them as a couple? What do they think of when they think of him now? And do they have any regrets? Guided by therapist Vienna Pharaon of Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy, Ben talks through the answers his exes sent him alongside the answers he wrote about the relationships, exploring if any of the “good” or “bad” about them might be affecting his chances of finding new love now. Plus, Jacqueline updates on what happened after she reported an abusive guy on OK Cupid, and what the site could have done to make the transaction a bit clearer. And the team sets up what Jacqueline will explore when her own therapist comes on to guide her through her “

Guided by therapist Vienna Pharaon of Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy, Ben talks through the answers his exes sent him alongside the answers he wrote about the relationships, exploring if any of the “good” or “bad” about them might be affecting his chances of finding new love now.

Plus, Jacqueline updates on what happened after she reported an abusive guy on OK Cupid, and what the site could have done to make the transaction a bit clearer. 

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About Vienna Pharaon

Vienna Pharaon is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York, practicing at Mindful Marriage and Family Counseling in New York City, conveniently located near Grand Central Station. Vienna trained extensively while in Chicago at The Family Institute, Bette D. Harris Center out of Northwestern University. There she treated individuals, couples, and families in a clinic setting. Vienna also received training at Family Focus, a community outreach program, providing community-, home-, and clinic-based therapeutic services for individuals and families.

Vienna believes in working collaboratively with her clients. Together with her clients, she explores, discusses, challenges thoughts and feelings, and creates goals. Vienna uses a systemic and integrative approach that addresses people in the context of relationships. She finds it extremely important to understand significant past relationships, and has a genuine curiosity in your life story.

Vienna’s style uses warmth, compassion, intuition, optimism, and collaboration. She is active in therapy, and although she finds listening to be incredibly important, you’ll be challenged, engaged in discussion, and given feedback when appropriate.

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