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Mr. Richard Rothman
Richard A. Rothman, LCSW
(973) 625-8926
23 Diamond Spring Rd. Suite 7
Denville, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
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/Compulsive
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Ava Frotton
(973) 222-7863
339 Changebridge Road Suite 1
Pine Brook, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Gifted, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Dara Duryea
Dara Duryea, LCSW
(973) 519-1647
225 Route 10 East, Suite 201
Succasunna, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Asperger's Syndrome, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Mrs. Anne Nedelka
Inner-Peace Counseling
(973) 600-9032
48 Woodport Road Lower Level
Sparta, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in New Jersey
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Phyllis Kopit
Phyllis Kopit, LCSW
(973) 868-7063
126 South Street
Morristown, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Kenneth Albiston
Kenneth Albiston, LCSW
(973) 538-9724
19 Sunset Road
Morris Plains, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
14 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, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grie
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, 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. Carolyn Spencer
icChoice LLC.
(973) 647-4905
933 Route 23 South Suite 5
Pompton Plains , NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Pers
Populations Served
Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Anne Evered
(973) 722-9859
43 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, 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), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Fred Pastor
DR. FRED PASTOR
(973) 584-4050
54 Main Street Suite 202
Succasunna, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: DSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Simon-Fleischer
(973) 535-3626
Medical Arts Building 205 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Int
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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