Family Counseling Travelers Rest SC

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Heather Cirelli
(864) 901-8892
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jim Spearman
(864) 613-5599
Clinical Assessment Services
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Susan Hendley
(864) 280-7147
Sterlingworth Center of the Upstate1200 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: The Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

James Harbin
(864) 676-9211
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kelly Bushey
Pelzer, SC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Candace Dorsey
(864) 271-4291
Greenville, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Lindsey Frye
(864) 513-1286
45 Greenland Drive
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Karren Peterson
(864) 558-5111
211 Century Dr.
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Divorce, Depression, Life Coaching, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Stephen E Talley
(864) 295-4343
Easley, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert Kimberly
(864) 439-0259
Duncan, SC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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