Family Counseling Erlanger KY

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P. Dawn Hinton
(859) 653-7963
Florence, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gerald Wellbrock
(859) 620-4219
Edgewood, KY
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Timothy Barber
(513) 244-8615
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Blackburn
(513) 621-3600
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mark Pruden
(513) 861-6543
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Leslye Hunter
(859) 363-8448
Florence, KY
Practice Areas
Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Amita Ghosh, LPCC, LPA
(859) 391-1255
2670 Chancellor Drive, Suite 140, Crestview Hills
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
Master of Education in Counseling PsychologyMaster of Science in Industrial and Organizational PsychologyLicensed under the KY Psychology Board and the KY Counseling Board
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Resolve Counseling and Consulting, LLC

Kendra Martin
(859) 781-5596
Ft. Thomas, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Geoffrey Yager
(513) 556-3347
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Raymond A Losey
(513) 688-0092
Cincinnati, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, 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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