Family Counseling Houma LA

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Loretta Tanner
(985) 209-5327
Houma, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French

Sharon Miller
(985) 860-3979
Houma, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jizette Scott
(985) 447-7316
Thibodaux, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Zoe Tanner
(985) 449-0950
Thibodaux, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Ms. Marsha Loats
Marsha P. Loats, LCSW
(504) 908-8160
2820 Athania Pkwy. #2
Metairie, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Wom
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Karen Guidry
(985) 209-7480
Houma, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Kelly Derouen
(985) 804-3560
Houma, LA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Melinda Ensley
(985) 447-5383
Thibodaux, LA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael Lefort
(985) 691-2788
Thibodaux, LA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Mrs. Jeannine Morris
Jeannine F. Morris, LCSW, ACSW
(337) 339-0051
203 West Main Street, Suite 201
New Iberia, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, C-SSWS
Licensed in Louisiana
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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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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