The Marriage Map: Navigating the Challenges and End Up Happy

September 20, 2018
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Drs. Barbara and Michael Grossman have been teaching classes in “Falling in Love Forever” with your current partner for over 25 years joins eHealth Radio and the Marriage and Relationship Channels. These classes are held both in their Southern California medical office as well as online.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Drs. Barbara and Michael Grossman discuss the following:

  1. You've been teaching this marriage class for 20 years. What do you see are the difficulties in modern marriage?
  2. Explain what you mean when you say you have had three marriages with each other.
  3. What can we learn about a man / woman relationship from modern medical research?
  4. Marriage often becomes a power struggle for couples. How do you help them?
  5. What does it mean that we live in a masculinized society.
  6. What do you mean when you say, "you're never upset for the reason you think".
  7. You reference mythic stories in your book. How does the story of Perceval and the Holy Grail and Psyche and Eros relate to your perspective on marriage.
  8. Talk about your falling in love classes you teach on line.

 

Dr. Barbara Grossman’s background is in psychology and theology. She majored in philosophy and psychology at New York University, completed her Masters in Religion at Columbia University in 1975 and holds a PhD in theology and counseling from The Claremont School of Theology. She is licensed as an individual, marriage, and family therapist. Her training included pastoral counseling with ministers who were cross-training in individual psychotherapy and marriage and family counseling. In addition, she worked with psychologists and psychiatrists in a hospital and a group practice setting. For the past 30 years, Dr. Barbara has maintained a busy private practice.
 
Dr. Michael Grossman, has been a Board-certified family physician from 1976 to 2015, and now is a fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine since 2003. He has practiced since 1978 in nutritional and preventive medicine, He and has treated thousands of patients with an integrated holistic approach.  Dr. Michael has incorporated the latest technological advances into his practice of medicine, including bio-identicall hormone replacement since 2003 and autologous adipose stem cell therapy since 2014.  Dr. Michael is the author of The Vitality Connection: Ten Practical Ways to Optimize Health and Reverse the Aging Process and The Magic of Stem Cells: Activating Your Own Healing Power.  He teaches and lectures extensively on various topics of wellness, including meditation, nutrition, and reversing aging.

 

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Website: www.themarriagemap.com

Opening Up on Couples Therapy

September 3, 2018
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Lee Kraemer, Registered Psychotherapist with PRS Toronto that matches individuals and couples with therapists suited to their needs joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship & Psychotherapy Channels to discuss opening up on couples therapy.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lee Kraemer discuss the following:

  1. What are some signs a couple should give couple's therapy a try?
  2. Is there a point in a relationship when therapy is not the answer, or that therapy is too late to initiate?
  3. What happens in a couples' therapy session? What should people expect?
  4. What are some techniques preferred  for couples' therapy
  5. How long does couples therapy take?
  6. When do you know whether you should stay together or separate?

 

Lee Kraemer is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) in Toronto and a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). Her specialty is working with relationships; a few sessions can improve communication and deepen your understanding of each other.

 

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Websites: www.prstoronto.com | www.leekraemer.ca

If You Spent This Year Planning Your Marriage, Like Your Wedding, Where Could It Be a Year from Now?

May 15, 2018
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Psychology & Personal Development Channels to discuss the posed question: "If You Spent This Year Planning Your Marriage, Like Your Wedding, Where Could It Be a Year from Now?"

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  1. What made you think of this idea, and why do you think it is so important to emphasize?
  2. You have an interesting way of outlining tasks for the year, tell me a little about that.
  3. How Why is it important to check progress?
  4. Why is important to work in something that you are working towards at the end?
  5. Why is recapping everything that you have covered over the year important?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. Dr. MArtinez is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the numerous media outlets, including Everyday Power Blog. She is  published author, disability advocate, and public speaker. 

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

Do You Want to Be a Better Partner and Better Couple in 2018?

April 21, 2018
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship & Psychology Channels to discuss do you want to be a better partner and better couple in 2018? 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  1. Why do people have such a hard time taking accountability for their own part in what went wrong in a relationship?
  2. How common is communication an issue in relationships?
  3. Can a couple change a relationship at any point if they learn to communicate?
  4. Does what each person wants in a relationship change over time?
  5. What role does anger play in a relationships success or failure?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. Dr. MArtinez is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the numerous media outlets, including Everyday Power Blog. She is  published author, disability advocate, and public speaker. 

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

How to Start to Focus on the Life After the Wedding

March 30, 2018
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Marriage, Relationship & Psychology Channels to discuss how to start to focus on the life after the wedding.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  1. You have written a number of articles about the idea of focusing on the life more than the wedding. What do you mean by this?
  2. What issues do you see come up early in marriages when people lose site of focusing on the relationship in these early days?
  3. If individuals don't form these building blocks, what problems could arise?
  4. What kind of issues do you see with "early couples" coming into therapy?
  5. What is the most important thing for couples to keep sight of?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. Dr. MArtinez is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the numerous media outlets, including Everyday Power Blog. She is  published author, disability advocate, and public speaker. 

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

What Does For Better or For Worse Really Mean Now?

October 27, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship & Psychology Channels to discuss "what does for better or for worse really mean now?"

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • Why do you think the definition of For Better or For Worse has changed?
  • Why do people think it is acceptable to bail out of the relationship when times get tough?
  • As someone with a rare disease, you have experienced people who did and did not live up to this promise. What is the difference?
  • You have said that not being able to live up to these vows, does not make the person a bad person, why is that?
  • What should a couple do to avoid this issue prior to getting married?

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a  telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the Huffington Post and Everyday Power Blog.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

Most women don’t reach orgasm during intercourse, NOW they can!

October 12, 2017
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Kelli Young, a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Sex Therapist, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Toronto, Canada and developer behind the bee2gether vibe joins eHealth Radio and the Family and Marriage Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kelli Young discuss the following:

  • What is the bee2gether vibe and why did you create it?
  • What kind of research did you do when you developed bee2gether vibe?
  • In your practice, what are some of the most common issues couples have regarding intimacy?
  • What are some of the tips you give your clients on a regular basis regarding increasing sexual pleasure?
  • How do men enjoy the bee2gether vibe?

 

Kelli Young MEd, BScOT, OTReg.(Ont), RP, RMFT, RST is a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Sex Therapist, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a Registered Occupational Therapist and a well-respected clinician with more than 25 years of experience, both in the public and private sectors.

As a strong believer of the importance of life-long learning, Kelli routinely participates in courses and training activities to enhance her therapeutic skills. Additionally, she has authored articles in both professional journals and the media, lectured internationally on topics related to sexuality and couple relationships and has received numerous awards for her excellence in the field of sex therapy.

Kelli practices in Toronto, Canada where she works with individuals and couples, helping them to overcome obstacles and build intimacy and connection in their relationships.

Kelli has been happily married for more than 22 years and lives in Toronto with her husband and two teenage daughters. For more information on Kelli Young and her practice, please visit www.kelliyoungtherapy.com.

 

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Website: www.feelthebuzz.com

Taking the best care of your children when divorce can’t be avoided

June 5, 2017
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Mrs. Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett, founder of Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, that focuses only on marital and family law and serves clients in SE Florida’s Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties joins eHealth Radio and the Divorce & Legal Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett discuss the following:

  • When a couple with children decides to divorce, what criteria should they look for when hiring a lawyer?
  • How can parents who are divorcing take the best care of their children? What are the steps?
  • How can using the mediation process avoid the often acrimonious appearances in a courtroom?
  • What can divorcing couples expect when they decide to mediate their divorce?
  • As a faithful Christian highly involved with the legal community, what are some obstacles facing some faithful persons who choose divorce? What obstacles do they need to overcome?

 

Mrs. Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett, founder of Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, focuses only on marital and family law and serves clients in SE Florida’s Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett has built her thriving practice in large part by helping Christians navigate the often-difficult decision to divorce.  Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett is a member of the Christian Legal Society and is a deeply committed to her faith.
The team of lawyers at Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group has unparalleled experience in navigating clients though this difficult process, and handling whatever challenges may arise, be it custody or financially related.

They empathize with the intense emotions clients often experience, yet are committed to practicing reasonable and sensible law and providing objective advice as to how to achieve the best possible outcome. If that requires litigation, their attorneys are highly skilled and effective in the courtroom. And when a divorce is settled without a trial, the lawyers’ drafting of settlement documents is clear, comprehensive, and straightforward to avoid unnecessary disputes later.
Beaulieu-Fawcett is an esteemed and highly involved member of the local legal community. In her marital and family law practice, she is committed to protecting her client’s rights and serving their children’s best interests.

Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett has extensive experience handling difficult and complex family law cases in a professional and compassionate manner negotiating when possible and aggressively litigating when necessary.  Prior to entering private practice, she spent several years in the courtroom assisting a Chief Family Law Judiciary. Mrs. Beaulieu lectures frequently on various family law issues throughout the state of Florida.

Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett was featured as one of the top young attorneys in Florida on SuperLawyers.com. She was named “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine which recognized her as top 2% of attorneys in Florida.  The Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group focuses on family law areas including:

 

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Website: www.BLGFL.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLGFL

Divorce After Decades, and Moving Forward with Your Life

April 29, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Family & Relationship Channels to discuss divorce after decades, and moving forward with your life.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • People are often uncomfortable when it comes to people divorcing after many, many years together, why is that?
  • What is unique about people that divorce after decades together?
  • What advice might you give someone who is just starting over and feels lost and perhaps scared?
  • What are some small steps these individuals can take to start moving forward with their life?
  • Couples work is one of your specialities. What particular advice might you leave these individuals with, and how might they get a hold of you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in young men

January 31, 2017
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Rebecca DeLeon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Intensive Program Coordinator at Optimum Performance Institute, a residential treatment program that promotes lasting independence for young adults utilizing a real world approach joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Rebecca DeLeon discuss the following:

  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • How does it present differently in males?
  • How can this be misdiagnosed in males at times?
  • How do the symptoms cause a failure to launch for these young men?
  • How does OPI treat this in your program?

Rebecca DeLeon holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies was awarded by California State University, Northridge.

During her academic time with CSUN Rebecca worked in the Child and Family Studies Center which acknowledges the needs of the individual child and the values of the family with the provision of a safe and nurturing environment. She trained with New Directions for Youth during her graduate program working with court referred adolescents in therapy.

Rebecca participated in Behavioral Tech’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy 10-Day Intensive Training Course© as well as several other DBT trainings such as, Using DBT on the Front Lines.

Rebecca is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.

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Websitewww.optimumperformanceinstitute.com