Marina Edelman, Marriage and Family Therapist

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
5 Common phobias

5 Common phobias

For people who suffer from phobias, Halloween can be an extremely anxiety producing day. List of common phobias: Acrophobia – Fear of Heights Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes Agoraphobia – Fear of being in a Learn more
The Conversation Hijacker

The Conversation Hijacker

Definition:  when one person seizes or takes over a conversation that belongs to someone else. Are you one?! Once you spot it you can navigate around it. Identify if you would like to give the floor to the other person Learn more
Gossip, go ahead and do it!

Gossip, go ahead and do it!

What do we all have in common? That we secretly love gossip. We love hearing it and passing it on. We spend millions to read gossip even when we know it’s not true. So why do we gossip, read Stanford research: Learn more
Want to have a great weekend…then volunteer with your friends

Want to have a great weekend…then volunteer with your friends

Volunteering with friends is one of the best ways to insure you have a great weekend. Volunteering is good for your mind and body. It will give you purpose while stimulating your mind and getting your heart rate up. It Learn more
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