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

Managing Holiday Depression

Depression and anxiety happen at any time of the year, but the stress of the holiday season, difficult family relationships and high expectations can make anyone feel sad and anxious. Holiday depression is not a clinical diagnosis, however many people suffer through the holidays. The short days, lack of adequate sunshine (vitamin D), poor eating

Managing Holiday Depression2017-11-27T09:53:49-08:00

Events in San Francisco this October

If you’re looking for events in San Francisco this October you’ll find there are wonderful festivals taking place. Fall is here and that means it’s time for pumpkin spice, Octoberfest and Halloween. From the Castro Street Fair to the Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Get out in the crisp

Events in San Francisco this October2017-09-26T09:38:53-07:00

Managing Difficult Relationships

At one time or another, we've all had to deal with difficult people. They may be a co-worker, a family member or a friend. They are the kind of people who can ruin your day with just a few words, even if that is not their intent. You may not have any control over how

Managing Difficult Relationships2017-04-26T12:41:38-07:00

5 Tips for Surviving Family Gatherings

All month long we've been talking about the upcoming holiday season and how to better manage family relationships during this time. These 5 tips for surviving family gatherings can be utilized at any time of the year. In fact all of the tools discussed can and should be employed throughout the year to better manage

5 Tips for Surviving Family Gatherings2016-10-26T09:56:34-07:00

Preparing for the Upcoming Holiday Season

There's a chill in the air, it's only October but the holidays are right around the corner.  Preparing for the upcoming holiday season is necessary if you have difficult family relationships. It's also necessary if you have a job, kids, a spouse, pets, parents etc. Family gatherings are difficult because often our expectations are unrealistically

Preparing for the Upcoming Holiday Season2016-09-26T11:19:36-07:00

Why do I Hate the Holidays?

As a relationship therapist in San Francisco, I get asked the question "Why do I hate the holidays?"  every year right around this time. I think it's that first Pumpkin Spice Latte that gets people thinking about colder weather and the holidays and reminds them that the holidays aren't always what they are cracked up to

Why do I Hate the Holidays?2016-09-26T11:17:55-07:00

Getting Along with Your Ex

Getting along with your ex isn't always necessary. Most of the time you can part ways and rarely see one another again. If you have children with an ex, it's a different story. You're going to have to find a way to get along with your ex to raise your children together. No matter how much

Getting Along with Your Ex2016-08-25T12:19:51-07:00

Help! My Siblings are Driving Me Crazy

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. If you come from a larger family, there's a good chance that one of your siblings drives you crazy. In fact, unless you're an only child there's a good chance that your sibling drives you crazy at one time or another. Even with the

Help! My Siblings are Driving Me Crazy2016-08-19T09:29:51-07:00

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.


Phone: (650)400-3214

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