Family Counseling Davenport IA

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Ms. Judy Prochaska
Psychology Health Group
(563) 359-4049
2102 E 38th St
Davenport, IA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LISW, LCSW
Licensed in Iowa
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Anne Taets
(563) 324-9169
Davenport, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Janet M B McDaniel
(563) 299-5204
Davenport, IA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rick Martenson
(563) 359-4049
Davenport, IA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Denise Aden, MSW, LISW, BCPCC
(563) 359-4049
2102 E. 38th Street
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety, recovery from abuse, Christian counseling, familycounseling.

Ms. Joni Dittmer
Joni Dittmer
(563) 320-4395
12090 W. 240th St.
Iowa, IA
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Iowa
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Jayne S Siemert
(309) 944-7784
Davenport, IA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael J Wilcox
(563) 940-7472
Davenport, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Victoria Elukhanyeni
(563) 468-2174
Davenport, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Denise Aden, MSW, LISW, BCPCC
(563) 359-4049
2102 E. 38th Street
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
BFA-Drake University in Speech CommunicationMSW-Boston College
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Psychology Health Group

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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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