Family Counseling Loveland CO

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Ms. Wendy Becker
Front Range Counseling & Mediation, PC
(970) 207-1368
3938 JFK Parkway Suite 11D
Fort Collins, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Sleep Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, 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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Michael D Coen
(303) 941-0292
Loveland, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gisele Shea Berzins
(303) 408-0366
548 Mountain Avenue
Berthoud, CO
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Northern Colorado
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Shellie Larson
(970) 481-2563
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Danielle Sisneros
(303) 902-8790
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Hope Weiss
Hope Weiss, LCSW
(303) 717-8645
627 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Donald Jones
(970) 980-1957
Loveland, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Steven Gale, Ph.D.
(970) 219-5362
323 W. Drake Rd,Suite 220
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University, 1999.Predoctoral Internship, VA Medical Center, North Chicago, IL.Pre and post doctoral training in Community Mental Health.Predoctoral training, University Counseling Center, CSU.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Steven R. Gale, Ph.D., LLC

Leah Barrett, MS, LCSW
(970) 482-3868
1611 S. College Ave Ste 2A
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
Leah has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has a Masters in Social Work from Colorado State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
become fit, llc

Sarah Higgins
(970) 223-2054
Fort Collins, CO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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