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Divorce Counseling Anderson SC

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.

Toni K Bryant
(864) 345-7011
New Life Family Counseling2315 North Main Street
Anderson, SC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Marriage and Premarital Counseling, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Clemson University
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Toni Bryant
(864) 225-3937
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Holly Partin
(864) 882-0475
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Mann
Central, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rachel Francis
(864) 882-7563
Seneca, SC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Camille Garrett
(864) 275-6781
Anderson, SC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Judith Quinn-Bliss
(864) 784-2405
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

George Jones
(864) 503-5195
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

A Hope Threadgill
(864) 654-7858
Clemson, SC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Judith Hoffman
(843) 209-0961
9263 Medical Plaza Drive Suite A
North Charleston, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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South Carolina Legal Requirements for Divorce

Waiting Period
Decree cannot be entered until 3 months after filing unless divorce sought on grounds of separation or desertion.

"No Fault" Grounds for Divorce
Separation (for 1 yr. continuously).

Residency Requirements
One party resident 1 yr.; if both residents when action commenced, then only 3 month requirement.

Defenses to a Divorce Filing
Collusion.

Code Section
20-3-10 to 440

Other Grounds for Divorce
Adultery; cruelty or violence; desertion for 1 yr.; drug/alcohol addiction; lived apart without cohabitation for 1 year.

From www.statelaws.findlaw.com