Family Counseling Santa Fe NM

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Mr. Matthew David
Matthew David, LPCC
(505) 984-5525
1807 Second Street Suite 44
Santa Fe, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPCC
Licensed in New Mexico
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Anika Kelso
Santa Fe Supportive Therapy
(505) 795-6868
2074 Galisteo Street B-3
Santa Fe, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, LCSW
Licensed in New Mexico
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Heidi Eynon, LPCC
(505) 577-1025
1213 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Depression,Loss or Grief,OCD,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
I graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Wheaton emphasizes the integration of faith and learning.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Morning Star Family Therapy, LLC

Diana Lightmoon, LPCC
(505) 577-4607
1223E S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues
Gender
Female
Education
I have MA's in Physiological Psychology/Neuroscience and Counseling Psychology. I am a licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner. I am currently training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as well as AEDP.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Santa Fe Sage Counseling Center

Kate Dowsanta Fe
(505) 577-8042
Sacred Transitions2019 Galisteo Streetbuilding E2Santa Fe, Nm 87505
Santa Fe, NM
 
Ms. Ellen Fox
Ellen J. Shabshai Fox, LISW
(505) 699-4312
2400 Calle Amelia
Santa Fe, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, 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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Howard M. Ottenheimer, Ph.D.
(505) 989-3639
411 St. Michael''s Dr., Suite 8
Santa Fe, NM
 
Amy Anna Lashway-Cisneros
(888) 301-9425
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Samuel H Shaffer
(505) 982-7434
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rebecca Wright
(505) 603-2622
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
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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