Family Counseling Champaign IL

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Mrs. Hellen McDonald
Hellen G. McDonald Counseling
(217) 378-8575
44 E. Main St, #505
Champaign, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Deborah A Hedin
(217) 356-2213
701 Devonshire Dr
Champaign, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: UNiversity of Illinois
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Rj McNicholl
(217) 645-6703
The Rock Counseling GroupHuntington Towers
Champaign, IL
Specialties
Behavioral Issues, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ron Cochran
(217) 718-3711
Ron Cochran, NCC, LCPC1509 W John St
Champaign, IL
Specialties
Marriage, Parenting
Qualification
School: Eastern Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Thomas Campion
(217) 356-9922
Champaign, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. George Cook
Cognition Works, Inc.
(217) 239-0142
507 West Springfield Avenue
Urbana, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mary K Himens
(217) 355-7505
Champaign, IL
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Suzanne Martinez
(217) 689-1716
701 Devonshire Dr
Champaign, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

James Hamilton
(217) 607-0916
Champaign, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Lisa H Haake
(217) 861-4336
507 W Springfield Ave
Urbana, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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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