Family Counseling Mulberry FL

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Dr. Dennis Pollock, M.A., Th.D.
(863) 688-6161
100 South Kentucky Avenue Suite 240
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Education
Dr. Pollock Holds a B.S. in Education, an M.A. in Counseling and a Doctorate in Theology
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
FaithfulWords Christian Counseling Centre

Elvis Keith Lester
(813) 221-5466
Plant City, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. Jo-Ann H. Bird, Ph.D., LMHC, CCBT
(813) 381-5295
166 E. Bloomingdale Ave.,Ste. A
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,OCD,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
No

The Empowerment Group
(813) 395-0135
The Empowerment Group1411 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Family Conflict, Divorce, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mindy Huelle
(813) 358-2000
Counseling Office of Mindy Huelle, LCSW207 E. Robertson St.
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, ADHD, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ASO

Mr. Cory T Pacheck
(860) 670-1892
FISHHAWK COUNSELING CENTER5709 Fishhawk Ridge Drive
Lithia, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Springfield College
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sally Cochran
(813) 654-8916
Brandon, FL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

CHEER! Counseling: Mental Health & Relationship Enrichment
(813) 620-4900
1206 Mitchell St.
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes

Paul M Weisemann
(813) 684-3720
Brandon, FL
Practice Areas
Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Jim C Thomas
(863) 588-0465
630 Pope Ave NW
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Spirituality, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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