Family Counseling Thiensville WI

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Ms. Kari Barnes
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Tr
Populations Served
Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Lana Nassen
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N Port Washington Rd #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Im
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Ms. Jill Bley-Klink
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Str
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), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Lisa Hill
AppliedTherapies
(414) 302-1233
1233 Mayfair Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jill Turcott-Nielsen
Turcott-Nielsen Psychotherapy Associates
(414) 258-2600
10625 W. North Avenue Suite 225
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MSSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pa
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, 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:
Ms. Miriam Oliensis-Torres
Geriatric Support / Pathway Care
(414) 964-5030
5150 N. Pt. Washington Road Suite 187
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Licensed in Wisconsin
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Life Transitions, Neurological, Elder Abuse
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jill Goldsworthy
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Diane Bucaro
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, 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)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Bernadette Mullins Miller
(414) 378-0999
2600 North Mayfair Road Suite 305
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Person
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sheryl Van Haren
Sheryl A. Van Haren, MSW
(414) 479-9779
7635 W. Bluemound Road Suite206
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Wisconsin
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), 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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