Sarah Cook Ruggera, M.F.T.
Marriage and Family Therapist

Helping People Who Ask The Question....
"Should I Stay or
Should I Go?"

Sarah Cook Ruggera
5230 Carroll Canyon Road
Suite 116
San Diego CA 92121
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Write and tell me a little about your situation and include your phone number if you can.  Perhaps I can offer some immediate help.

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  • Do you have difficulty balancing being the "good guy" and being a "good parent"?
  • Do you and your spouse disagree about how to raise the children?
  • Are you trying to join two families into one?

I'm a mother of a 26 year old and 14 year old. I'm also part of a Blended Family. I know how difficult it can be to find structure, connection and family time. We all want a peaceful, harmonious home, but that seems to be more elusive now than ever before. I can help by teaching you how to put boundaries in place and set limits to make the necessary changes that will lead to a happier functional home life.

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Remarriage has its own set of challenges, what with parenting, step parenting, dealing with the exes, all while trying to be happy newlyweds. If it starts to be too much for you to handle alone, therapy can give you the perspective needed to understand how to move forward. An outside perspective with a Marriage Counselor, Couples Counselor, or Life Coach, with years of experience and can bring some clarity to help bring about a positive outlook to something that otherwise could continue to look dismal and nonproductive.

Kids of all ages want structure and limit setting, but knowing how to set those limits for kids of varying ages can be tricky. There's a difference between discipline and punishment, and while the first is effective and necessary, the second is counterproductive. Counseling can help parents identify and exercise appropriate behavior in managing their family more effectively.

For more information on raising independent, self-sufficient, goal-oriented children who want to be part of a harmonious working family, please call me at (858) 735-1139 or email me at for more information.