Family Counseling Merrill WI

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Dr. Barbara J Lonsdorf
(715) 942-7667
Elmergreen Associates114 Grand Av.
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Stephanie Hamann
(715) 842-0944
Wausau, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Theresa Boswell
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Lisa Hill
AppliedTherapies
(414) 302-1233
1233 Mayfair Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Kalensky
Red Oak Counseling, Ltd
(262) 780-1020
12970 W. Bluemound Road Suite 308
Elm Grove, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, NCC, SASA
Licensed in Wisconsin
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaw
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Trena Loomans
Wausau, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Patricia Cotrone
(715) 551-6196
Wausau, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Colleen Koster
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jill Turcott-Nielsen
Turcott-Nielsen Psychotherapy Associates
(414) 258-2600
10625 W. North Avenue Suite 225
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MSSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pa
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sally Tarvid
Pathways Counseling Center
(262) 641-9790
13105 W. Bluemound Rd. Suite 100
Brookfield, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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