Family Counseling Olympia WA

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Mr. Scott Cubberly
Scott W. Cubberly, LCSW
(360) 791-6486
1822 Black Lake Blvd SW Suite 102
Olympia, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Washington
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Kate Knapp
(360) 329-2940
Counseling by KateThe Security Building
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kate Knapp Lengyel
(360) 329-2940
Counseling by Kate1607 Cooper Point Rd. NW Suite B
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Heather J. Johnson, M.A., L.M.F.T
(360) 820-2934
677 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The Marson Center

Linda VanHook-Briganti, MS, LMHC
(360) 786-5070
5620 Heights Lane NE
Olympia, WA
 
Thomas Wilbert Schumacher
(360) 725-2226
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Judith Freed Provasoli
(360) 413-1709
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Randy Marston
(360) 352-9443
Olympia, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

James Faust
(360) 754-4712
Lacey, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jolene Stokesberry
(360) 339-8794
P.O. Box 262
East Olympia, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Spirituality, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: LIOS Graduate College of Leadership Studies
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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