Family Counseling New Canaan CT

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Dr. Michaelann Cox
Michaelann A. Cox, Psy. D.
(203) 563-9600
44 Old Ridgefield Rd. Ste. 214
Wilton, CT
Credentials
Credentials: Psy. D.
Licensed in Connecticut
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Com
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Sherry Becker
Sherry Becker, LCSW
(203) 845-0234
85 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Tangley Lloyd
Tangley C. Lloyd
(203) 918-7877
132 E. Putnam Ave. Suite J
Cos Cob, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregna
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Yvonne Bregman
Yvonne B. Bregman, LCSW, LLC
(203) 512-0732
158 Danbury Road, Suite 10A
Ridgefield, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LLC
Licensed in Connecticut
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Liz Ikle
(203) 803-8131
21 Sherman Court
Fairfield, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, St
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Barbara Heffernan
(203) 945-2340
108 East Avenue 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LADC
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Paren
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Weingarten
(203) 227-1438
7 Whitney St. Extension
Westport, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sonya Rencevicz
(203) 552-5280
2 Benedict Place
Greenwich, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Maxine Greenberg
(203) 335-7000
400 Stillson Rd
Fairfield, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Diplomate
Licensed in Connecticut
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dua
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sharon Silverman
Private Practice
(914) 244-3717
244 E. Main St.
Mt. Kisco, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Education/Personal Developmen
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
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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