Family Counseling Nyack NY

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Ms. Judith Kiss
JUDITH L. KISS, D.C.S.W.
(845) 268-6825
10 Deforest Court
Valley Cottage, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in New York
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Patricia McMahon
(845) 304-8454
Townhouse Office Park 55 Old Nyack Turnpike
Nanuet, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Mary Harrington
An Unwinding Path
(914) 589-3293
49 Main Street Apt #1
Irvington, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Allan Mohl
Private Practice
(914) 923-1060
369 Ashford Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in New York
45 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Personality Disorder
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Barbara Block
Barbara R. Block
(914) 773-1851
245 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Gayle Skovron
Gayle Skovron, LCSW-R
(914) 450-2413
239 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Person
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Randee Shuman
Randee L. Shuman, LCSWR
(845) 708-0143
15 Bellows Lane
New City, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWR, MSW, DTR
Licensed in New York
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Nicole Nardizzi
Nicole Nardizzi, LCSW
(914) 262-9898
1133 Pleasantville Road Suite 2E Box 15
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kathleen Moccio
Children, Adolescents & Families
(914) 393-8978
The Hill Building 30 State Street, Suite 202
Ossining, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Developmental Disability, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Asperger's Syndrome
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Debra O'Donnell
Debra O'Donnell
(914) 714-8030
73 Beacon Hill Road
Ardsley, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,BCD
Licensed in New York
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obs
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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