Family Counseling Quakertown PA

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Mrs. Heather Evans
Evans Counseling Services
(610) 282-5735
550 E. Station Avenue
Coopersburg, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Lucy Raizman
Council for Relationships
(215) 345-8454
921-A North Bethlehem Pike Suite 205B 16 N. Franklin St. Suite 101
Springhouse, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, S
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. George A. Zeo
(267) 436-7387
George A. Zeo, Psy.D.347 New Street
Quakertown, PA
Specialties
Marriage/Couples Therapy, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Daniel Romanie
(412) 496-2744
Emmaus, PA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Maureen Beilman
(610) 437-6660
emmaus, PA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Xana Bertino
Xana S. Bertino, MSW, LCSW, BCD
(267) 935-9262
16 N. Franklin St. Franklin Building, Suite 100
Doylestown, PA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Kathleen Creelman
Wellness Counseling Services
(484) 948-8088
519 Main St.
Royersford, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients
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:
H Richard Cobb Jr
(215) 257-5166
Perkasie, PA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

John Carnahan
(484) 951-5849
Emmaus, PA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joan Doherty
(610) 868-5606
Allentown, PA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, 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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