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Ms. Maureen Berlings
Maureen Berlings, LCSW
(212) 541-4428
161 W 54th Street, Suite 204
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interper
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Elizabeth Weiner
(347) 920-4842
19 West 34th Street, Penthouse
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Multicultural Issues, Runaways, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Mr. Michael Welikson
Private
(917) 715-9061
330 West 58th Street Suite 601
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexua
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Obese or Overweight, 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:
Dr. Kelly Mason
New York Wellness Group
(347) 497-3741
130 Fifth Avenue Suite 900
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D., M.Div., LCSW, QCSW
Licensed in New York
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jerry Pecker
(212) 496-5494
201 West 74th Street, Ste 15C
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,R
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Rela
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
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. Donna Germain
(212) 767-1431
330 W 58th St. Suite 202
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, SLP
Licensed in New York
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Life Transitions,
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jason Cassell
(917) 496-9867
26 West 9th Street #7D
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Disabled, Caregivers, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Mona Lee Yousef
(718) 545-5435
19 West 34th Street Penthouse Floor
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CASAC, CADC, MAC
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Chronic Illness, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Josie Oppenheim
Josie Oppenheim
(212) 206-6578
354 West 12th Street
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LP
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexua
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
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:
Ms. Janet Bellsey
Private Practice
(212) 579-9916
140 Riverside Drive at West 86th Street
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), 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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