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Debra Mathis
(828) 837-3900
Murphy, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Janet Kowalski
(706) 781-4469
Blairsville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Natalie Gidney-Cole
Triangle Counseling & Family Services
(919) 471-0746
413 Weeping Willow Drive
Durham, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Mrs. Kim Mitchell
Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC
(919) 782-0272
5561-201 McNeely Drive
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Alice Carlton
Alice Carlton, LCSW
(919) 942-3494
304 Barclay Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Betty Jo Scharer
(706) 745-9711
Marlel, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Elizabeth Detweiler
Human Service Associates
(919) 622-5776
839-C Wake Forest Business Park
Wake Forest, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Licensed in North Carolina
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Christina Howes
A Work in Progress Therapies, Inc.
(910) 323-3289
915 Bingham Drive
Fayetteville, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Co
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Gifted, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Kristin Paulig
K. Paulig, LLC
(919) 220-7044
810 Iredell St.
Durham, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Attachment Diso
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Interracial Families/Couples
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. Kate Gotelli
Carolina Behavioral Care
(919) 245-5400
209 Millstone Drive Suite A
Hillsborough, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpart
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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