Family Counseling Hastings MN

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LeAnne R Schmidt
(651) 450-5898
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LPP, LPC
(651) 882-6234
4660 Slater Rd., Suite
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Counseling for couples, generally, and for infidelity, divorce. Family therapy, counseling for children & adolescents.

Christine Ubben, MA, LPC, LAMFT
(952) 288-4091
15025 Glazier Avenue, Ste. 236B,
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Couples & marriage counseling, relationship concerns for individuals &families, parenting, life transitions, conflict.

Jill Carlson Zimmerman
(715) 386-9011
Hudson, WI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cindy Grajkowski
(715) 391-9909
Couples & Family Therapy Center
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Couple/Marriage Counseling, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Concordia University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mary Ann Mings
(651) 470-9302
Farmington, MN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Karolyn Mengershausen
(952) 997-3020
Apple Valley, MN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Allison Heeter-Condon
(715) 941-4095
Couples and Family Therapy2217 Vine Street
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Mike Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP
(715) 386-0856
900 Sixth St. North #102
Hudson, WI
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Doctor of Psychology-University of Saint ThomasBoard Certified Clinical Psychologist (ABPP)Fellow, American Academy of Clinical PsychologyNational Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (11/00)Americal Psychological Association-Member
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Michael J. Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP

Bachmann & Assoc
(651) 379-0444
8669 Eagle Point Rd
Lake Elmo, MN

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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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