Family Counseling Anderson IN

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Ms. Patricia Savage
Midwest HealthStrategies
(765) 751-6208
3300 W. Community Drive
Muncie, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Indiana
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Wendy Rees
(765) 289-5520
Muncie, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brigina Beth McKay
(765) 747-3450
Mucie, IN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
ASL : American Sign Language

Rosemary Freedman
(317) 451-4552
Catharsis Counseling11650 Lantern Road
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Marriage counseling, Depression
Qualification
School: Indiana University School of Nursing
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Hildebrand Ilyse
(317) 595-9811
8626 South St
Fishers, IN
 
Judith A Jackson
Anderson, IN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rev. Dr. Julia Corbett Hemeyer, M.Div.,Ph.D.
(765) 284-6936
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Life Coaching,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
B.A. in sociology, The Ohio State UniversityM.Div., Methodist Theological School in OhioM.A., Ph.D. in theology, Vanderbilt University
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Many Paths Interfaith Ministries

Melissa Newman
(317) 345-0741
Fishers, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Miss. Melissa Newman
(317) 891-5793
Counseling & Solutions8713 South Street
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Indianapolis
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Kids Cope Inc
(317) 250-0963
8609 E 116th St
Fishers, IN
 
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Is the Role You Play in Your Family Hurting Your Life?

Every living system seeks balance. In nature, this process is called homeostasis. Within a family system, homeostasis explains why members adopt certain roles. In healthy families, members take on different roles at various times to meet the family’s needs. But in dysfunctional families, the roles are more rigid. For example, if one parent is addicted to alcohol, the other may be busy providing for the family and seldom home. One child may take on the role of Caretaker, preparing meals for younger siblings while another becomes the Hero—the one who strives to do everything perfectly.

But the family dynamics that shape family roles aren’t limited to severe dysfunctions like substance abuse. One of my coaching clients grew up in a loving, close-knit family in which he was the Hero. Because his parents wanted him to have opportunities they never had, he was expected to get straight A’s, a good education, and a successful career. And while this role enabled him to become an accomplished and wealthy lawyer, his life was falling apart. High blood pressure was causing health problems, workaholism threatened his marriage, and the responsibilities of providing for his elderly parents, an expensive home, and three children in private schools overwhelmed him.

Another example is Casey, who dreamed of becoming a professional photographer. Casey was in a financial-services job she hated, but in which she felt trapped. Growing up, both of her parents struggled to hold down jobs. Casey started babysitting at the age of 12, and had been helping her parents financially ever since. She lived with her boyfriend, who was supporting his ex-wife and son. He was unsupportive of her making a career change, because they needed her income to pay the bills. By continuing to make others’ needs more important than her own, she had unconsciously recreated her family role of Caretaker in her adult relationship.

While our family role may have made sense growing up, it often wreaks havoc in our adult lives. As our primary role takes hold, parts of us become suppressed—parts we need to live a healthy and fulfilling adult life. These can include the part that feels like a worthwhile, deserving person; the part that feels intelligent and competent; the spontaneous, playful part, or the part that can feel and express joy.

If the role you play is sabotaging your life, change the behaviors that reinforce it. If you play the People-pleaser who always says what others expect for app...

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