Money

2017-07-25T16:40:42+00:00

Marriage statistics show money issues as a leading cause of divorce. Analysts predict that the rise in bankruptcies and foreclosures will see a substantial increase in divorce rates within the coming years. If money were the true culprit, couples with substantial amounts of money would be blissfully happy. More often than not, money problems are a symptom of deeper problems that haven’t been addressed in the relationship. Issues of power and [...]

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Sex

Sex

2017-09-05T17:48:48+00:00

We offer sex therapy in Marina del Rey for individuals or couples. Sex therapy helps couples talk about sex with each other.  A sex therapist feels comfortable talking about sex.  While nothing is off-limits and nothing is taboo to talk about, most people have trouble bringing up anything to talk about when it comes to sex. Many couples experiencing a sexual problem are reluctant to talk about them. Sex is a multi [...]

Parenting

2017-07-25T16:42:40+00:00

Being a parent can bring about a slew of different issues such as discipline,  post partum depression, bedwetting, sibling rivalry, adoption, as well as marriage problems or adjusting to life as a new family unit. Therapy can be for parents, children or the entire clan.  Together we can identify if your feelings surrounding these issues come from your family of origin, or new patterns that have formed in your life.  We can [...]

Addiction

2017-07-25T16:43:34+00:00

Historically, addiction has been defined with regard solely to psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the brain chemically.  How do drugs work?  In the brain, drugs may either intensify or dull your senses, alter your sense of alertness, and sometimes decrease physical pain. Here are a few warning signs that someone may have a substance abuse problem: relying on drugs or alcohol to have fun, [...]

Grief

2017-07-25T16:44:10+00:00

Grief is a reaction to a major loss. It is most often an unhappy and painful emotion. People who are grieving may have crying spells, some trouble sleeping, and lack of productivity at work. Family and friends can offer emotional support during the grieving process. Sometimes outside factors can affect the normal grieving process, and people might need extra support from their community. Grief may be triggered by the death of a [...]

Infidelity

2017-07-25T16:44:51+00:00

After the devastating disclosure of infidelity, intense emotions and recurrent crises are the norm. The good news, however, is that the majority of relationships not only survive infidelity, but marriage and family therapists have observed that many marriages can become stronger and more intimate after couples therapy. Infidelity is one of the most common presenting problems for marriage and family therapists.  It is devastating to relationships and can be one of the [...]