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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.

Ms. Debra Milinsky
PERSONAL, COUPLE & FAMILY PSYCHOTHERAPIST
(510) 525-7575
2041 Bancroft Way Suite 307
Berkeley, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Dis
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or
Membership Organizations
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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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Mr. Rob Kaufman
Rob Kaufman, LCSW
(818) 788-9567
16161 Ventura Blvd. Suite 224
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Silvia Leidig
Silvia Leidig, MSW
(805) 644-0678
4474 Market, #507
Ventura, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in California
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Amy Levine Clayton
(818) 209-6700
16550 Ventura Blvd. Suite 405
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, LCSW
Licensed in California
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Heather Mechanic
Daystar Family Counseling
(858) 613-1403
12630 Monte Vista Road, Ste 202
Poway, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MFT,APRN,CNS
Licensed in California
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationshi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Cancer Patients
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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Mr. David Trautmann
David Trautmann Social Work Services
(098) 964-2293
PSC #80 Box 17633
APO AP, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
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. 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. Rachael Stracka
Rachael Stracka, LCSW
(760) 489-1092
127 East Third Avenue, Suite 201
Escondido, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/N
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Nicole Gyurik, LCSW
(949) 689-5904
1151 Dove Street Suite 105
Newport Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, L
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Deena Solwren
All Things Maternal
(510) 364-2864
2646 Appian Way
Pinole, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's
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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