Family Counseling Mustang OK

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Ms. Rebecca Stanford
Rebecca Elizabeth Stanford, LCSW
(405) 286-6020
6520 North Western Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, In
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
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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Carolyn Kay Howard
(405) 354-7779
Yukon, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ruth Burton-Pugh
(405) 601-2307
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Paul Williams
(405) 858-2819
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Philip Hyde, Ph.D.
(405) 842-4435
1117 N.W. 50th. St.
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,OCD,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
A BA degree from Hanover College in IN. was followed by a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1977. A year internship was completed at the University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Philip C. Hyde, Ph.D., P.C.

Patricia C Sullivan
(405) 354-1927
Yukon, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dafna Blut Jer-Don
(405) 350-1341
Yukon, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Hebrew

Timothy Barnard
(405) 635-4238
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr Mark D. Heaney, LPC, Fellow American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Minister of Word and Sac
(405) 820-6992
The Pasteur Medical Building,1111 North Lee, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Parenting
Gender
Male
Education
Bachelor's degree, Elem.Ed. Westminster College, Utah, M.Div. degree, Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, D.Min., Pastoral Counseling, Phillips Theol. Seminary, Tulsa. Training in Mediation and Spiritual Direction (3yrs.), OKC. Fellow in the AAPC.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Inner Peace Pastoral Counseling, PLLC

Linda B Simmons
(405) 843-8802
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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