Offra Gerstein is a licensed psychologist in clinical practice in Santa Cruz, California since 1975. She specializes in personal and relationship issues of adults and couples. Offra works with individuals to help resolve their personal and relational issues for improved quality of life. Her work with couples includes: mate selection, marriage, long term relationships, gay and lesbian couples, work relationships, parenting issues, family interactions, friendships, and conflict resolutions. Offra has lectured extensively to various groups, conducted support groups for several organizations, and has been writing a weekly column "Relationship Matters" for the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 2001.