Relationship Saving Tips Los Banos 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.

Mrs. Linda Erwin-Gallagher
Marriage and Family and Child Therapist, INC.
(858) 610-1460
2525 Camino del Rio South, #245
San Diego, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MFT, CEAP
Licensed in California
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Paula Van Doren
(310) 245-6814
205 Avenue I, #11
Redondo Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Debra Lyman
Debra Lyman, LCSW
(510) 594-4099
3120 Telegraph Ave. Suite 9
Berkeley, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Psycho
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Cynthia Chapa
Cynthia S. Chapa, LCSW
(209) 614-8547
1015 12th Street
Modesto, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD,DCSW
Licensed in California
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Robert Sitomer
(818) 468-6484
15260 Ventura Bld Suite 1240
Sherman Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Parenting Issues, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

Data Provided by:
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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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 +)

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Ms. Jenny Silber Butah
Jenny Silber Butah,LMFT
(831) 475-8712
5905 Soquel Dr Suite 400
Soquel, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Rel
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Michael Nava
Diversified Psychotherapy, Inc
(562) 743-2789
5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 615
Long Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss,
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Elizabeth Boyer
Elizabeth M. Boyer, LCSW
(858) 456-1689
7132 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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