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Divorce Counseling Chipley FL

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. Cyndi Goodwin
Avalon Counseling and Consultation
(850) 926-4953
3 High Drive
Crawfordville, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting I
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Dennis Rockwell
Dennis Rockwell, Inc.
(561) 477-5836
Fontana Plaza, 9045 LaFontana Blvd Suite 222
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: Rev, PhD, LCSW, PA
Licensed in Florida
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Rel
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jan Howard
Soar Family Services
(321) 267-4334
11 Main Street Suite 2
Titusville, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LMHC
Licensed in Florida
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Susan Becker
Susan K. Becker, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
(305) 667-7890
1514 San Ignacio Avenue Suite 100
Coral Gables, FL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jeremy White
Jeremy L. White, LCSW, PA
(239) 649-4242
3060 Tamiami Trail North Suite 202
Naples, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psycho
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Marcy Pitkin
MARCY T. PITKIN, LCSW
(772) 485-4317
909 Central Bvd. Suite 100
Stuart, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSS, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Gary Rosenfeld
COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY CTRS OF FL
(813) 505-5205
7524 Manatee Ave
Bradenton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LMFT
Licensed in Florida
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Mark Alper
Mark Alper, LCSW
(561) 241-4311
2900 North Military Trail Suite 165
Boca Raton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Wyana Claxton
Claxton Counseling Center
(561) 302-1820
2525 Florida Blvd. #133
Delray Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in Florida
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. George Rohrmann
George Rohrmann LCSW
(727) 438-5272
401 Corbett Street Suite 410B
Belleair, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, Diplomate
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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