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Divorce Counseling Anderson IN

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. Patricia Savage
Midwest HealthStrategies
(765) 751-6208
3300 W. Community Drive
Muncie, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Indiana
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Wendy Rees
(765) 289-5520
Muncie, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brigina Beth McKay
(765) 747-3450
Mucie, IN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
ASL : American Sign Language

Miss. Melissa Newman
(317) 891-5793
Counseling & Solutions8713 South Street
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Indianapolis
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Center For Hope & Family Solutions
(317) 598-8887
11075 Village Square Ln
Fishers, IN
 
Judith A Jackson
Anderson, IN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rev. Dr. Julia Corbett Hemeyer, M.Div.,Ph.D.
(765) 284-6936
Muncie, IN
Specialties
Life Coaching,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
B.A. in sociology, The Ohio State UniversityM.Div., Methodist Theological School in OhioM.A., Ph.D. in theology, Vanderbilt University
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Many Paths Interfaith Ministries

Melissa Newman
(317) 345-0741
Fishers, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rosemary Freedman
(317) 451-4552
Catharsis Counseling11650 Lantern Road
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Marriage counseling, Depression
Qualification
School: Indiana University School of Nursing
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Hildebrand Ilyse
(317) 595-9811
8626 South St
Fishers, IN
 
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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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