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Divorce Counseling Allegan MI

Regardless of whether children grow up in one home or two, parents provide a model for conducting important relationships. Part of every important relationship is mutual respect, civilized interaction, problem solving and conflict resolution, compromise, appreciation and gratitude, patience and forgiveness. Read on for more.

Ms. Cheryl C Parente-Roggow
(269) 338-0371 x11
Plainwell Counseling Center319 Park Street
Plainwell, MI
Specialties
Step-parenting/remarriage, Substance Abuse, Coping Skills, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Native American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Maryann Rigoni
(269) 372-4140
Kalamazoo, MI
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Marge Redmond
Northwest Counseling
(248) 354-5760
28336 Franklin Rd.
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25)

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Mr. Mark Rankin
Shoreline Consultation Services
(231) 733-5334
1435 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, CCS-M
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, E
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jackie Price
Jackie Price, MSW, ACSW, LMSW
(810) 220-0271
1086 Charles Orndorf Drive
Brighton, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
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)

Data Provided By:
Jeanne Wagenfeld
(616) 685-6363
Plainwell, MI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kanous & Associates Counseling, PLC
(269) 544-7720
3030 S 9th St. Suite 3e
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Mrs. Faustinia Loper
Faustinia T. Loper, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, PC
(248) 358-6780
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW., LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Lif
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Ruth Eichler
Ruth L. Eichler, LMSW, ACSW
(269) 381-7007
309 W. Walnut
Kalamazoo, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mr. David LaCharite
Integrity Counseling Services
(517) 347-0988
4747 Okemos Rd.
Okemos, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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11 Quick Questions about Divorce

11 Quick Questions About Divorce


1. How does the quality of one's relationship with their ex-spouse influence the psychological adjustment of their children?

Regardless of whether children grow up in one home or two, parents provide a model for conducting important relationships. Part of every important relationship is mutual respect, civilized interaction, problem solving and conflict resolution, compromise, appreciation and gratitude, patience and forgiveness. When parents model angry, selfish and bitter interaction with one another, their children learn that these disrespectful behaviors are the protocol for how people should be treated. It is no wonder that children from high conflict divorce have a higher incidence of failed relationships later in life. I believe this is why.

2. You write, "Smart parenting is all about trading the momentary relief of venting anger and frustration at your co-parent for the benefit of raising healthier, more productive, and less stressed children." How can a parent deal with their anger in a healthy way that does not cause more pain to their children?
Break a clay pot, scream into a pillow, make a voodoo doll out of modeling clay. Do what ever you want (as long as it is legal and outside of your children's presence) but do not expose your children to toxic emotion. Oh yes, and read my book.

3. How can a person de-escalate the conflict between themselves and their ex-spouse?

It takes two people to fight. The key to de-scalation is ignoring insult and offering reasonable compromises. This takes practice because often, in poor co-parenting relationships people cannot resist the urge to fight fire with fire. Actually to continue the imagery, it is best to fight fire with water. Parents often ask, "Why shoud I give the co-parent what he/she wants?" The answer to this is "because when you can, and when it doesn't much matter one way or the other (i.e. an extra few minutes here and there) the reduction in conflict benefits the kids."

4. What is the "package" that can make a difference in the quality of communication between the ex-spouses?

Resist the urge to "dig" or "poke" with sarcasm and direct insults. Understand that if you hate the co-parent, it is more difficult to love the part of your child that came from the co-parent. Take relief in the fact that any communication you have with the co-parent has a beginning and an end (at least for the moment) and when the contact is over you don't have to go back home and sleep with them.

5. Can you share with us some practical tips for negotiating with a former spouse who is a jerk?
Again, realize that giving in on minor issues is not a sign of personal weakness; on the contrary it is s sign of strength. Understand that what makes people as difficult as they are is that they "enjoy the fight." Fighting, bickering and nitpicking is feeding a part of them that they enjoy -- and that most likely y...

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