Family Counseling Winder GA

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Dr. Margaret Garvin
Ascent Performance Consultants
(678) 252-2181
2330 Scenic Highway Suite 301
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pare
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, 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 +)

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Amber Illum
(678) 425-0975
Winder, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michele Hunter
(706) 549-4410
Bogart, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Carl Peck
(678) 697-1141
Lawrenceville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Devona M. Stalnaker, ABD, MA, LPC, NCC
(678) 318-1994
The Stark Buliding, 195 W. Pike Street, Suite 201
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University of New Orleans, LA, and a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University-Atlanta, GA).
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Integrated Wellness Counseling Services, LLC

Ms. Christine Burrell Townsend
Sunrise Counseling
(770) 985-2050
2386 Clower Street Bldg G-101
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Georgia
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Firesetting, Anger Management, Women's
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Lloyd Looney
(678) 612-3936
Dacula, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Susan B Jung
(678) 568-2484
Winning Strides, Ltd.285 South Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 10+ 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
$130 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Cathy Arrington, LAPC, NCC, MACC
(770) 231-9691
750 Longleaf Blvd, Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Marriage and Family Certificate from Argosy University, 2011Master's in Community Counseling from Argosy University, 2010Bachelor's in Psychology from Georgia State University, 2007
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Cathy Arrington, LAPC, NCC, MACC

Jennifer Collins
(770) 475-6670
Alpharetta, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Supervision
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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