Family Counseling Covington GA

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Timothy Bolen
(770) 786-1021
Covington, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Perz
(770) 519-0002
Loganville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joyce Minter
(678) 526-1132
Lithonia, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Mcafee
(678) 604-5455
1133 Eagle’S Landing Parkwaystockbridge, Georgia 30281
Stockbridge, GA
 
Robert (bob) L Griffin
(404) 382-5989
Pastoral Counseling & Training CenterMFUMC
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Marriage Relationship, Loss or Grief, Addiction
Qualification
School: Columbia Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Stacey O'Neil Kitchens
(404) 566-9417
Counseling Services3113 Emory Street
Covington, GA
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Georgia Southern University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Sheri Pisaturo, LAPC, NCC
(770) 554-3599
678 Tom Brewer Rd.
Loganville, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Graduated with Master's of Arts degree Argosy University, 2009, Community Counseling degree. Graduated with Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia College and University, 1993, Criminal Justice and Public Administration degree
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Loganville Community Ministry Village

Growing Well, LLC
(678) 372-1219
157 Burke St, Suite 114, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Relationship Issues
Insurance
No

Bob Griffin, Diplomate, CPSP
(404) 444-8248
McDonough First United Methodist Church,151 Macon Street
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Diplomate, the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Doctoral Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Marriage and Family Educator, the American Academy of Bereavement
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Pastoral Counseling and Training Center

Fredrick Thrasher
(678) 565-1400
Stockbridge, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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