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Relationship Saving Tips Merced 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.

Ms. Elizabeth Rahamim
Strategies For Success
(714) 803-6907
12900B Garden Grove Blvd. Suite 145
Garden Grove, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal D
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Jo Christner
(818) 879-7777
5535 Balboa Blvd Suite 202
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diag
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Lindasue Marshall
Lindasue Marshall LCSW
(831) 422-8166
11 Maple St. Suite F
Salinas, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
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. Lori Pele
Eastlake Family Wellness Clinic
(619) 379-8482
2400 Fenton St. Suite 217
Chula Vista, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, College Students
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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Dr. Haig Agigian`
(510) 653-7596
424 634d Street
Oakland, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Linda Levinson
Linda Levinson, LCSW
(310) 202-0262
1494 South Robertson Blvd #203
Los Angeles, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Tra
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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Ms. Paula Phelps
(800) 842-4105
5199 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal De
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), 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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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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