Family Counseling Edgewood MD

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Ms. Dorcas Hutton
D. K. Hutton Therapy
(443) 418-1008
8415 Bellona Lane, #215
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LGPC, NCC
Licensed in Maryland
3 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Ms. Cynthia Browne
(410) 938-8474
6525 North Charles St. Suite 236
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Edu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Timothy Donovan
MedPsych Associates@GreenSpring Station
(410) 583-2622
2324 West Joppa Road, Suite 220
Lutherville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Develop
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Rachel Beck
Private Practice
(410) 433-8027
600 Wyndhurst Ave. Suite 125
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal De
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Heather Easter
Ancient Arts Wellness (Mindful Matters, LLC)
(410) 454-0178
715 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Helen Kauffman
HELEN KAUFFMAN, LCSW-C
(410) 908-8778
222 Bosley Avenue, Suite C-2
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Relig
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Amy Kopel
Amy L. Kopel, LCSW-C
(410) 878-7490
1107 Kenilworth Dr. Suite 208
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Ronald Zuskin
Ronald E. Zuskin, MSW, LCSW-C
(410) 227-4494
2324 West Joppa Road Joppa Green - Suite 420
Lutherville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Mary-Beth Smith
Mary-Beth Smith, LCSW-C
(410) 435-8822
2 Hamill Road Suite 316 Village of Cross Keys
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transit
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Lynne Farbman
(410) 771-0157
Executive Plaza 1 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 408
Hunt Valley, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenti
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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