Family Counseling Fountain CO

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Mr. David Petersen
David Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC)
(719) 332-6767
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LAC
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Runaways, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Immigration/Newcomer
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Bonney Knobel
(719) 659-3057
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara Ray
(719) 210-4658
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Melodie K. Mack , M.A., N.C.C
(719) 434-1088
1826 E.Platte Ave #223
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Female
Education
I received a Bachelors Degree from Regis University in psychology that was awarded in 2006. I received a Masters Degree in Counseling in May of 2009. I am working on furthering my education with sex therapy and Marriage & Family Certificates.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Healing Hearts & Familes Counseling

Wanetta Hughes-Bise
(719) 233-4020
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Candice Johnson
(719) 391-3415
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dallas Henslee, MA, LPC, NCC
(719) 332-9765
245 E Cheyenne Mtn Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Texas Woman's University); Master of Arts Degree in Counseling (Colorado Christian University); Continuing Education pursued primarily through PESI and Cross Country Education
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Windows of Hope

Mr. Earl H. Friesen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(719) 471-1225
10 Boulder Crescent, Suite 102F
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching
Gender
Male
Education
Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Undergraduate degree is from CA State University at Fullerton, majoring in Psychology. Education is an ongoing process for me, as I am always learning.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
LIFE SKILLS PLUS, INC.

Melodie Mack
(719) 434-1088
Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Beverly R Saller
(719) 582-4989
Keys to Freedom Counseling & NeurofeedbackServices627 N. Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Colorado Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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