Family Counseling Mocksville NC

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Judi Burkhart
(336) 766-0505
Clemmons, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kimberly Nelson
(336) 249-0237
Lexington, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Michael Rivest, M.S., Ph.D., D.S.T
(336) 760-1780
1606 Briar Lake Circle
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Male
Education
Ph.D. in Christian Counseling , DST in Scripture Both earned doctorates are from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary(formerly known as Bethany Bible College and Theological Seminary.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Counseling Solutions at SMI

Rebecca Lowry
(336) 794-4008
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Chacy SanFilippo
(336) 650-1335
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Deborah J Nunn
(336) 714-9141
Yadkinville, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Avery Barber Jr
(704) 633-4001
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Hilda Moore
(336) 765-8854
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Kirsten Schoonmaker Bryant
(336) 802-1172
Winston Clinical Associates2200 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Career Counseling, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Appalachian State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Frances Gordon
(336) 760-0316
Winston-Salem, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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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