Marina Edelman, Marriage and Family Therapist

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
Let’s focus on how food affects our mood

Let’s focus on how food affects our mood

On January 30, 2017, the journal BMC Medicine published Felice Jacka PhD’s new randomized controlled study called The SMILES Trial. This groundbreaking research for the the first time demonstrates that people with moderate to severe depression can improve their mood by altering Learn more
“pain is unavoidable, suffering is optional”

“pain is unavoidable, suffering is optional”

What we do during time of distress helps us become stronger during adversity. Three common approaches and examples compliments of trauma-recovery.ca Fight  Crying Hands in fists, desire to punch, rip Flexed/tight jaw, grinding teeth, snarl Fight in eyes, glaring, fight Learn more
Free Therapy

Free Therapy

Our community has undergone so much and I along with my associates would like to give back by offering all Woolsey fire and Borderline shooting victims a complimentary session to help them cope with the trauma they experienced. I have Learn more
Top reasons to try therapy at least once

Top reasons to try therapy at least once

Create self awareness – aren’t you curious about how people perceive you No Judgment – feel free to express yourself without censorship and discover hidden issues Unbiased advice Learn self regulation and new ways of thinking Yoga for your mind Learn more
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