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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. Gil Shepard
Gil Shepard MFT
(925) 937-3337
2940 Camino Diablo, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MFT
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impa
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Brain/Head Injured, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Licia Ginne
Licia Ginne, Marriage
(310) 828-1256
3201 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 209
Santa Monica, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MFT
Licensed in California
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Carolyn Gerard
Carolyn Gerard, Marriage Therapist
(858) 756-8171
1516 Front Street
San Diego, CA
Credentials
Credentials: M.A., MFT
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Debra Kresch
Debra K. Kresch, LCSW, MFT
(760) 436-6892
3150 El Camino Real, Suite E
Carlsbad, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MFT
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, P
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, College Students, Diabetes
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Rebecca Cope
Rebecca Cope LCSW
(831) 713-9039
P.O. Box 2477
Santa Cruz, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
3 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Wome
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Immigrants/Refugees, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Patricia Rogers
Patricia Rogers
(310) 821-5918
7334 Vista Del Mar Ln.
Playa Del Rey, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Suzanne Pregerson
Suzanne Pregerson, MS, LMFT
(510) 548-1237
2111 Vine Street Suite A
Berkeley, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Patti-Ann Bossert
(408) 626-7330
3190 S. Bascom Street, Suite 180
San Jose, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Populations Served
Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Barbara Barrett
A Helping Hand Counseling
(858) 279-6721
3914 Murphy Canyon Road Suite A-170
San Diego, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in California
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Viol
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Frances Kushner
Frances Kushner, LCSW
(562) 490-0477
3950 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 104
Long Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
24 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, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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