We All Have Rough Patches


As a psychotherapist and author, I help people understand their emotions so they can have better relationships—with themselves and others.



Now in its Second Edition

Parenthood isn't easy. Maternal Desire explores both the enjoyment and anxieties of caring for children, and offers mothers in all situations valuable ways to think through their self-doubts and connect to their capacity for pleasure.

Now in Paperback

People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn’t easy. The Rough Patch explores the pushes and pulls of marriage, where our need to grow as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships.


Ways I Can Help



Individual psychotherapy
Couple therapy



Intimate relationships


Latest Thinking

"How to Navigate Your Marriage’s ‘Rough Patch’

About Me

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Daphne de Marneffe, PhD,
is a psychologist and the author. In her clinical practice, she offers psychotherapy to couples and individuals.