Family Counseling Sparks NV

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Dr. Jerry Clark
Behavioral Services Limited
(775) 772-0392
P. O. Box 14223 200 South Virginia Street, 8th Floor
Reno, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in Nevada
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personalit
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Jacalyn Gallagher
(775) 772-3263
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Cornelius Sheehan
(775) 287-7733
ACCS421 Hill Street
Reno, NV
Specialties
Marriage Therapy & Couples Counseli, Depression, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: CDS Health Group

Cornelius Sheehan Jr
(775) 356-0371
ACCS421 Hill Street
Reno, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Marriage Therapy & Couples Counseli, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: CDS Health Group

Richard Cook, M.Ed., LMFT
(775) 827-7502
177 Cadillac Place
Reno, NV
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Thinking Disorders
Gender
Male
Education
I received my Masters in Education (Counseling and Guidance) from Seattle University. I have worked as a teacher, in a psych hospital, in a community health clinic, and, for the past 15 years, in private practice.
Insurance
Yes

Mr. Edward Silverhardt
Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences
(775) 250-4359
2470 Wrondel Way, Suite 111
Reno, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LSCSW, BCD
Licensed in Nevada
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/L
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Ruth Ann Wright
(775) 964-4157
327 Thoma St.
Reno, NV
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Fielding Gaduate University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Allan Ritchie
(775) 787-0658
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Cynthia Edwards
(775) 971-6425
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Kelly Jesch
(775) 333-5185
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, 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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