Join Westside Family Health Center for a Lunch & Learn, “Dealing with Break-Ups and Divorce: Strategies for a Healthier & Happier Separation,” on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Thelma Terry Room at Virginia Avenue Park, located at 2200 Virginia Ave.

The Lunch & Learn will feature Elizabeth Winkler, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing counseling to individuals, couples and families throughout Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. She facilitates individual and couples therapy with private practice clients in the areas of self-empowerment, codependency, amicable divorce, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relational problems, grief, motherless daughter issues, eating disorders, parenting, and dreamwork. Winkler has also appeared on Oprah’s Network, OWN and Bravo and her writing has been featured in LOVE Magazine, New York Daily News, and more.

Her primary focus surrounding divorce is helping individuals, couples and families mindfully untether from marriages and strategies such as mindfulness, helping children adjust and switching focus will be discussed on Sept. 14.

As always, admission and parking are free (as available) and a light lunch will be served. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by contacting Molly at or call (310) 450-4773, ext. 253.

This event is hosted by Westside Family Health Center, which has been located in Santa Monica at 1711 Ocean Park Boulevard right next to the Big Blue Bus stop since its founding in 1974. WFHC is at the forefront of providing outstanding health care and health education to more than 10,500 low-income and uninsured women, men and their families who live throughout Los Angeles County. Using the same philosophy of education, empowerment and partnership as the founders, Westside Family Health Center currently provides five core programs: Family Practice, Blooming Babies Prenatal, Strong Start Pediatrics, Reproductive Health Services and Community Outreach and Education. Westside Family Health Center also provides low or no cost immunizations for children to help them get ready to go back to school. For appointments or information, call (310) 450-2191.

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  • Submitted by Molly Maher, Development Manager