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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.

Soldier's Heart
(518) 274-0501
500 Federal Street, Suite 303
Troy, NY
Services
Sex Therapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Spiritual Attunement, Rehabilitation Therapy, Public Health, Psychotherapy, Other, Men's Health, Family Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Ms. Arlene Lev
Choices Counseling and Consulting
(518) 463-9152
523 Western Ave Suite 2A
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, CASAC
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jeanette Scotland
Jeanette Scotland
(518) 229-4387
10 McKnown Road Suite 200
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Ellen Bressler-Wakesberg
Ellen Bressler-Wakesberg
(518) 399-0637
1 Brierwood Court
Glenville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Cancer Patients
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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Ms. Frances D'agostino
(518) 353-6618
567 Kinns Rd
Clifton Park, NY
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: CDPHP

Ms. Christine Mulford
Chrysalis: A Center for Trauma Related Disorders
(518) 852-7575
33 Elk Street
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, NCC
Licensed in New York
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientat
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Reid McCauley
Reid C. McCauley LCSWR
(518) 470-5007
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWR
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Lorrie Golden
Lorrie R, Golden
(518) 225-6317
1 Pinnacle Place Suite 200
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Develo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), 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)

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Ms. Darlene Stiffler
Geyser Springs Counseling & Wellness
(518) 587-8810
419 Geyser Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Hana Mondelblatt
(518) 688-3060
Clifton Park, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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