Family Counseling Griffin GA

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Wilfred Lacey
(770) 617-2348
Griffin, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Vernon Rossin
(678) 364-1300
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jacqueline L. Slack, LPC, NCC
(404) 226-7553
217 Arrowhead Blvd Ste A-4
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,HIV/AIDS,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
MaeTom Institute Inc.

Ann Marie Cook
(770) 461-9944
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Barbara Skibell
Barbara Freer Skibell, LCSW, RD, LD
(404) 822-5551
2531 Briarcliff Rd. NE Suite 102
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, RD, LD
Licensed in Georgia
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Spiritua
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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

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

Antoinette Gooden
(678) 463-4001
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French, English

Dr. Sandra Adams
(770) 422-1991
707 Whitlock Avenue H-9
Marietta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Georgia
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Ken Cook
Kenneth B. Cook, ACSW, LCSW
(770) 436-1879
1260 Concord Rd. Suite 202
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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