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Divorce Counseling Ashland City TN

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.

Mr. Daviid Wright
(615) 383-5558
2323 21st Avenue South Suite 304
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Bonnie Epperly-Trudel
(615) 306-1387
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Emily Anderson
(615) 760-4433
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Katherine Asbury
(615) 354-6436
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dustin Keller
(615) 532-3073
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Resilience Counseling & Psychiatric Services
(615) 229-6384
Resilience Counseling & Psychiatric Services406 N. Main Street
Kingston Springs, TN
Specialties
Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of South Alabama
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Gail Eichelberger
(615) 352-0325
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathryn MacLeod-Michael
(615) 332-5218
Nashville, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Allison Edwards
(615) 745-1226
1410 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I will complete paperwork

Tracie Todd, MSN, PMHNP-BC
(615) 480-4548
121 21st Avenue N,Suite 208
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,OCD,Psychosis
Gender
Female
Education
MSN Vanderbilt UniversityANCC certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified

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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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