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Divorce Counseling Calhoun GA

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.

Joy Bailey
(770) 383-3094
Kingston, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Susan Tomichek
Susan Tomichek, MS,LPC
(678) 327-5483
1014 Canton Street
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Warren Mitchell
Journey of Self Discovery, LLC.
(770) 882-4240
545 N. McDonough St. Mezzanine Level Suite B
Decatur, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Alicia Steve
Alicia Steve, MAE, LPC, PC
(912) 576-1089
140 Lakes Blvd, 225
Kingsland, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Georgia
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Opal Minott
O.H.M. Psychotherapy, Inc.
(770) 375-0479
3594 Old Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultur
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Joylene Kara Green, MA, LMFT
(706) 313-5677
607 South Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. I have a MA in Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Therapy (Gordon Conwell). I am also certified to teach Marriage Enrichment Classes.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Family and Friends Counseling

Mrs. Alice (Cookie) Noel
Behavioral Medicine Services
(478) 457-2128
Oconee Regional Medical Center 821 N. Cobb Street
Milledgeville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, DCSW, SAP
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Merrilee Stewart
Merrilee L. Stewart, LCSW
(770) 432-0660
1260 Concord Road, SE Suite 101
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Wo
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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Mrs. Paula Bryman
Atlanta Center For Psychotherapy, Inc
(404) 255-7929
300 W. Wieuca Road blg.2, ste 200
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25)

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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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