Marina Edelman, Marriage and Family Therapist

Getting through Mother’s Day without a mom

Getting through Mother’s Day without a mom

Written by Rachel Chistyakov, AMFT #108692 I lost my mother to suicide 10 years ago, when I was a teenager. I think about her daily and I always miss her presence in my life, but this pain is definitely amplified Learn more
Assume Everyone Likes You Until You See Proof of the Contrary

Assume Everyone Likes You Until You See Proof of the Contrary

“Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” – Rachel Hollis.   Perspective is an interesting concept – it is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Everyone’s perspective is different. Everyone Learn more
Please read this before moving in together

Please read this before moving in together

A complete guide for couples who are ready to move in There comes a time in every relationship when you decide that you are spending a lot of time together and sharing a tremendous amount of sleepovers. When this comes Learn more
Are you struggling with Empty Nest Syndrome??

Are you struggling with Empty Nest Syndrome??

Empty Nest syndrome is defined as sadness or emotional distress that will affect parents whose children have grown up and left home. This usually happens when children leave home to go to college, get married, and the very last one Learn more
THE ONE THING A MARRIAGE THERAPIST WILL NOT DO

THE ONE THING A MARRIAGE THERAPIST WILL NOT DO

When I went back to school to get my masters I was married with two small children. Part of my training involved reflecting on my family of origin and my nuclear family. My parents and step parents were very eager Learn more
Unique ideas to celebrate the holidays with friends

Unique ideas to celebrate the holidays with friends

Friendsgiving has become a staple and so has white elephant, but how else can you celebrate winter holidays with friends? Here are some examples of what people around the world do to share the joy with their friends. Hold a Learn more
Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Make things happen! Seize the day! You’ve heard the pep talk before. How do you motivate yourself to get up Monday morning and be productive? The weekend allowed you to relax and regroup, so that you may return to work Learn more
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

I live in sunny California, but even here when the days get shorter I notice people’s energy level, mood and productivity goes down. Therapy Helps! According to Mayo Clinic ‘Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to Learn more
Travel Anxiety

Travel Anxiety

Holiday season is one of the busiest times to travel. Whether you are visiting family or going on vacation pre-trip anxiety can affect event the healthiest of us. Common Reasons: Taking time off work Boarding Pets Scheduling transportation and accommodations Learn more
Private Practice Psychotherapy Interview

Private Practice Psychotherapy Interview

Every semester I have a student who emails me with a request to interview me about what it’s like to have a private practice. I thought I would publish my answers in hopes to help others who are considering interview Learn more
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