Relationship Saving Tips Chowchilla CA

As a Sandwiched Boomer with changing family responsibilities, you have the toughest of balancing acts attending to kids, parents and personal needs while still nurturing your marriage. You may envy celebrities like Madonna who seem to have it all a personality that draws people in, the adoration of fans, an exciting life and strong feelings of omnipotence.

Mr. Bruce Watson
Conejo Biofeedback & Counseling
(805) 373-0233
325 E. Hillcrest Dr., Ste. 115
Thousand Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Neurologic
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Terri Martin
Terri Martin, LCSW
(619) 518-1229
333 Olive Street
San Diego, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Connie Massie
(530) 824-4663
155 Solano Street
Corning, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Carol Fred
(310) 471-7221
11911 San Vicente Blvd #240
Los Angeles, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Libby Gilman-Fleming
Libby Gilman-Fleming, LCSW
(949) 842-3250
32302 Camino Capistrano, Suite 202
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Wo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Patricia Penn
Patricia Penn, PhD
(408) 377-1200
3880 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 212
San Jose, CA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD., LCSW
Licensed in California
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Julie Steckel
Sole Practioner
(805) 898-1044
1126 Bel Air Drive
Santa Barbara, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Sexuality Issues, P
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Omal Bani Saberi
Serene Mind
(650) 329-0913
125 Northwood
South San Francisco, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Domesti
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Marge Michaelson
San Diego Family Counseling
(858) 792-8586
341 S Cedros; Suite D
Solana Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Diso
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Leslie Siembieda
Leslie Siembieda, LCSW, LCS 19425
(805) 748-9152
118 Nevada
Arroyo Grande, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Relationship Saving Tips

As a Sandwiched Boomer with changing family responsibilities, you have the toughest of balancing acts attending to kids, parents and personal needs while still nurturing your marriage. You may envy celebrities like Madonna who seem to have it all a personality that draws people in, the adoration of fans, an exciting life and strong feelings of omnipotence. However, this can be a mixed blessing, resulting in life experiences that are far more seductive than the ordinary routine of a partnership even if you are married to Guy Ritchie.

Can you relate to the possibility of a deteriorating relationship? While you were busy and preoccupied with growing children and aging parents, your marriage may have taken a back seat to the goings on in your hectic household. And for the first time in years without the buffer of family, now that your children are on their own you realize that you and your partner have grown apart. Instead of considering divorce like so many superstars, now is the time to realize that your marriage can have a second chance. What follows are some tips to help you reconnect with your partner and reignite the spark:

1.More concentrated time together has many benefits. Even though it may cause long term problems in the marriage to surface, you can use this opportunity to finally deal with them. Marital issues are difficult to face head on, but the rewards can be more honesty, a renewed sense of trust and greater intimacy. This may be the time to go on that couples retreat or marriage enrichment weekend you ve heard so much about.

2.Give your relationship the gift of time. Create moments of calm and pleasure in celebration of your relationship. Feel more treasured as you watch the dividends of your long term emotional investment grow.

3.Invite your partner to set aside an afternoon to spend together. Plan an activity that you ll enjoy: rent a bicycle built for two, leave work early and meet at a museum, enjoy a picnic lunch at the park. Take a long cut. Stretch out the event itself and make it last.

4.Create a romantic and intimate evening at home. This has likely been on your to do list for a long time, so here s your chance to make it happen, time and again. Turn on soft music, build a fire, light the candles. Cook a gourmet dinner together and share that bottle of wine you ve been saving for a special occasion.

5.Decide to explore a new area of interest together. It could mean taking a cinema class at the local community college, becoming more active in your local government, writing your memoirs to pass down through the generations, taking ballroom dancing lessons. Discovering fields that are new to you both allows each of you to enjoy the process without being critical or competitive. You can laugh at your errors as you learn together.

Perhaps you think that infusing a marriage with renewed commitment sounds boring, compared to the antics of pop idols with pizzazz and charm. Yet in our celebrity obsessed culture, know that there is real value in working on your marriage. Although it will include making hard choices like listening to your partner s point of view, going straight home, saying you’re sorry you’ll be glad you did.

© Her Mentor Center, 2008

Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. & Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. are co-founders of http://www.HerMentorCenter.com , a website for midlife women and http://www.NourishingRelationships.blogspot.com , a Blog for the Sandwich Generation. They are authors of a forthcoming book about Baby Boomers' family relationships and publish a free newsletter, Stepping Stones, through their website. As psychotherapists, they have over 40 years of collective private practice experience.



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