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

How to be a Great Communicator

Great relationships don't just happen. If you want to have a great relationship it's important to learn how to be a great communicator. Now that doesn't mean you have to join Toast Masters and start giving speeches every week. It does mean that there are some skills we can all benefit by learning. Talking does

How to be a Great Communicator2017-03-01T12:59:47-08:00

Preparing for a Divorce While You’re Happily Married

Today's topic - Preparing for a Divorce while You're Happily Married might seem antithetical, if one is indeed happily married. However, we do things to prepare for the worst possible scenario all the time. We participate in fire drills at school, work and hopefully home. We practice earthquake drills in the event one happens and

Preparing for a Divorce While You’re Happily Married2017-03-01T12:36:35-08:00

How to Tell When it’s Time to End a Relationship

As a relationship therapist in San Francisco, I spend a lot of time helping people mend their relationships. Whether those relationships are between spouses, siblings, parents and children or just friendships, there are many ways to improve your relationships. But what if you have a relationship you aren't so sure about maintaining? How can you

How to Tell When it’s Time to End a Relationship2017-01-27T10:36:30-08:00

Celebrate Your Valentine

It's that time of year again! Time to celebrate your Valentine! No matter who your Valentine is - your significant other, a new relationship, your furry friend, your mom or dad or even your children, Valentine's Day is wonderful reminder to all of us to make time for the relationships in our lives. Remember when

Celebrate Your Valentine2017-01-27T10:09:26-08:00

Resolve to Improve your Relationships this Year

We're only a few weeks into the new year and if you've resolved to improve your relationships this year, you'll want to read through this list of ideas for doing just that. Relationships can be difficult, but they can also be improved. The mother daughter relationship between Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher was

Resolve to Improve your Relationships this Year2016-12-30T10:09:14-08:00

New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions for 2017? If not, here are some new year's resolutions worth keeping. We've all done the tried and true resolutions, the ones like losing weight and going to the gym more often. Those last a week, maybe more if you're really ambitious and motivated. But those resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping2016-12-29T14:25:18-08:00

How to Manage your Friendships during the Election

Only one more week until the 2016 Presidential election is over! If you're wondering how to manage your friendships during the election read on. Day after day, I see people unfriending and unfollowing their BFFs because they support a different candidate. This election cycle has been particularly rough on some of the best and deepest

How to Manage your Friendships during the Election2016-10-26T15:11:02-07:00

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

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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