Family Counseling West Chester OH

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Dr. Patrick Swanson
(513) 891-6040
9200 Montgomery Road Suite C11A
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Licensed in Ohio
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Physical Illness/I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Susan Shorr
(513) 891-7878
9403 Kenwood Rd. Suite #C105
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LISW
Licensed in Ohio
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Linda Rovito
(513) 404-3670
Westchester, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Craig Mankin
(513) 229-7900
Mason, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Counseling Cooperative Parenting Center of Ohio, LLC (CCPC-Ohio)
(513) 858-2000
1130 Congress Avenue, Suite B
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues
Insurance
Yes

Ms. Deborah Smith-Blackmer
Psychotherapy Associates of Blue Ash
(513) 793-6600
9900 Carver Rd. Suite 101
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, G
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Michael Myers
(513) 426-3290
10700 Montgomery Rd. Suite 221
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, ACSW, LISW Clinical
Licensed in South Carolina
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Developm
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Jane Allemang, Ph.D.
(513) 379-7144
7577 Central Parke Blvd,Ste. 112
Mason, OH
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
My Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology was granted by the University of Cincinnati in 2001
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Jane Allemang, Ph.D.

Ms. Amy Schneider
(513) 452-4971 x259
Mason Family Counseling5134 Cedar Village Drive
Mason, OH
Specialties
Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Barbara T. Doll
(513) 275-7147
Cincinnati10979 Reed Hartman Highway
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Loss or Grief
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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