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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ... (More)
About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background in high-tech is helpful in understanding local couples' dynamics and the pressures of living here. I am a wife, mom, sister, friend, author, and lifelong advocate for causes I believe in (such as marriage equality). My parents are both deceased. My son graduated culinary school and is heading toward a degree in Sociology. I enjoy reading, hiking, water fitness, movies, 49ers and Stanford football, Giants baseball, and riding a tandem bike with my husband. I love the beach and mountains; nature is my place of restoration. In my work with couples, and in this blog, I combine knowledge from many fields to bring you my best ideas, tips, tools and skills, plus book and movie reviews, and musings to help you be your genuine self, find your own voice, and have a happy and healthy relationship. Don't be surprised to hear about brain research and business skills, self-soothing techniques from all walks of life, suggestions and experiments, and anything that lights my passion for couples. (Author and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Calif. Lic # MFC 45204.) (Hide)
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Connect2 Marriage Counseling is beginning two groups to address the support needs for miscarriage and child loss (death of a child). Both groups are open to women and men.
Helping Partners Become Couples
If you've been reading Couple's Net, you probably already know that our mission is Helping Partners Become Couples
. We do that through pre-marital, couples, and Wrap-Around Couples Therapy, plus seeing individuals to support their relationship.
Our new groups are open to individuals or couples.
Confidential Support and Education
In each group, we'll have a safe and confidential space to discuss our feelings, concerns, pains, thoughts, hopes, and dreams.
You'll learn about grief, the differing styles of grief, and how to support each other in your relationship during these worst of times.
Miscarriage is the hidden grief, often not talked about. Yet many women and couples experience one or more miscarriages. In fact, 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Women and men also may view miscarriage differently, and have differing reactions and support needs.
Child Loss Group
Child loss is the most devastating loss ? it is not even imaginable. But when it happens, your world is turned upside down, inside out, and the pain is intolerable and indescribable.
The research shows that child loss does NOT lead to higher rates of divorce. With miscarriage and child loss, cracks that previously existed in your relationship are likely to show up, and need to be addressed.
The child loss group is open to those who have lost children from babies to adults.
About the Groups
Each group will be limited to six people.
These are fee-based groups, in eight weeks sessions.
Contact or Questions
For further information, please see Miscarriage Support Group
or Child Loss Group
, or call Chandrama Anderson at 650-847-0030.