Family Counseling Hannibal MO

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Ashley Wilson
(573) 406-5723
Hannibal, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Shaw
(217) 316-9181
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD Counseling

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD
Gender
Male
Education
Masters in Human Developmental Counseling
Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance, Health Net Federal Services, Tricare, Value Options
Membership Organizations
American Counseling Association

Mr. Raymond Fezzi
Raymond T. Fezzi, LCSW
(314) 965-2415
#50 Crestwood Executive Center Suite 519
St. Louis, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Pamela Arnold
(217) 257-3183
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

David Edwards
(217) 223-0413
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
 
Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Couples, Marriage
Gender
Male
Education
Master in Human Developmental Counseling from University of IL
Insurance
BCBS, Health Alliance, Tricare, Value Options
Membership Organizations
American Counseling Association

Ms. Elizabeth (Lisa) Eaton
Sandhill Counseling and Consultation, LLC
(636) 379-1779
801 South Woodlawn Avenue Suite 29
O'Fallon, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Manageme
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), 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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