Family Counseling Bowling Green KY

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Tammy Shaffer
(270) 996-8441
Bowling Green, KY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melissa Van Blaricom
(270) 223-7775
Franklin, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Dona Airey
Anodon, Inc Dona J. Airey
(502) 420-9911
Transforming Within 408 Virginia Ave.
Louisville, KY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,
Licensed in Kentucky
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagno
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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John Gorman
(502) 429-0420
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Linda Domerese
(270) 782-5014
Bowling Green, KY
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Linda Domerese
(270) 782-5014
Bowling Green, KY
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Ms. Dodie Murphy
(859) 200-7277
109C 76 Boulevard
Berea, KY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Kentucky
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Mana
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. James Wilson , M.A.,LMFT
(502) 899-3004
4010 Dupont Circle, Suite 576;
Louisville, KY
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Christian Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Eating Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from University of Louisville, August 23, 1969.B.S. in Psychology from Ohio State University, June 11, 1965
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Hypnosis Kentucky

Lynn Marie Bowling
(859) 498-2693
Mt. Sterling, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Jeffrey Hopper
(270) 765-6268
Elizabethtown, KY
Practice Areas
Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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