Relationships

Have a Happy (realistically speaking) Valentine’s Day

As a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, I hear often how Valentine's Day was a disaster. Usually the holiday is so overhyped, it's impossible for anyone to meet the expectations of their spouse. Usually women, but not always. While older couples were less likely to get upset about missed expectations, younger couples have

Have a Happy (realistically speaking) Valentine’s Day2019-01-30T12:51:21-08:00

Coping with Grief over the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. We put our best selves out there, we celebrate, maybe watch a Hallmark movie or three, listen to holiday music - this time of year it's easy to get caught up in the magic of the season. As a licensed marriage and family therapist in San

Coping with Grief over the Holidays2018-11-28T10:57:26-08:00

It’s Okay to Fail

We've all failed at one time or another. In all my years as a therapist, I've seen a lot of failure. In fact, most couples and individuals who seek counseling from me in San Francisco are here because they have failed at something. A failed marriage, lost job, broken relationship - people don't seek a

It’s Okay to Fail2018-07-25T12:31:47-07:00

Unfriending on Social Media: Immature or Wise?

Recently, social media has - once again - turned rather divisive. With recent political events taking place people are once again unfriending each other at alarming rates. You've probably seen many people declare - If you agree with person at the center of the controversy , you can unfriend me now!!!! It works in the inverse

Unfriending on Social Media: Immature or Wise?2018-06-25T11:42:43-07:00

LGBTQ Representation on TV Low, but Getting Better?

If you watch TV, you've probably noticed more and more gay and lesbian couples as major characters in television shows. While a recent report from GLAAD states there are more queer characters in primetime than ever before, they are predominantly white men. Women, trans people and people of color are still underrepresented on Television, especially

LGBTQ Representation on TV Low, but Getting Better?2018-05-24T10:10:52-07:00

How to Come out to your Kids

All month long we've been talking about LGBTQ topics in honor of Pride Month. Last week we discussed coming out to your parents, this week we'll discuss when a parent comes out to their kids or grandkids. Believe it or not, there's still a large number of LGBTQ people who are adults and living their

How to Come out to your Kids2018-05-24T11:08:02-07:00

How to Come out to Your Parents

June is Pride month and for many that's a time to come out of the closet. If you're a teen or child living with parents, you might be wondering how to come out to your parents? While there is no easy answer, and every family is different, you can expect similar reactions. The average age

How to Come out to Your Parents2018-05-24T11:08:36-07:00

Surviving the Sandwich Generation

If you're in your 40s or 50s you might be part of an ever growing sandwich generation. The term "sandwich generation" was coined in 1981 and refered to women in their 30s and 40s who were taking care of children while also caring for aging parents. Since then we've pushed back the age at which we

Surviving the Sandwich Generation2018-04-24T09:08:58-07:00

Signs It’s Time To End A Relationship

Nothing in this world is static. Relationships begin and end all of the time and always for good reason. We outgrow the person, we drift apart from the other person, we no longer are aligned with that person. They say people come into your life when you need them and leave your life when the

Signs It’s Time To End A Relationship2018-03-26T12:03:46-07:00

About Janna

Dr. Janna Fond, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach with over 20 years of experience working with adults. Currently, she has a private practice in San Mateo, California where she helps individuals and couples.

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