Family Counseling Matawan NJ

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Ms. Donna Pavlik
Pavlik Psychotherapy Services
(732) 991-6303
81 Ernston Road - 2nd floor
Parlin, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Grandparents
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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Mrs. Lisa Fabio Ligammari
(732) 648-6423
405 Bridge Plaza Drive
Manalapan, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, College Students
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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Ms. Marisa Montalvo
Marisa Montalvo, LCSW
(732) 380-7449
210 West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Ms. Judy Prichason
(732) 393-9339
1581 Route 27
Edison, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Noreen Connor
Noreen V. Connor, LCSW
(732) 672-1448
501 Iron Bridge Road - Suite #6
Freehold, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Int
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Twins, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Judi Travis
Judi Travis LCSW LLC
(732) 617-2177
405 Bridge Plaza Drive
Manalapan, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in New Jersey
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
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), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Eugenia Monroy-Advis
Bilingual Psychological Services
(732) 767-1424
315 Main St.
Metuchen, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Con
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Ellen Burkowsky
Ellen Burkowsky, LCSW
(732) 842-6744
211 Cooper Road (Middletown, NJ)
Red Bank, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Licensed in New Jersey
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Alejandro Flores
(732) 319-8246
47 Raritan Ave. Suite 140
Highland Park, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issu
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Christine Barsa del Alcazar
Christine Barsa del Alcazar, PhD, LCSW
(732) 418-1935
6 Voorhees Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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