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Divorce Counseling Cottonwood AZ

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.

Daniel Bejesky
(928) 239-4501
Cottonwood, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Linda Davis
(928) 203-0751
Sedona, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Strong
(928) 445-0055
Prescott Valley, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

SpiritQuest Retreats
(928) 282-2509
210 Sunset Dr
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Couples retreats

Mr. Carlton Clark
Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC
(520) 519-8475
350 S Williams Blvd Ste 140
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Personality Disorders, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Dr. Florence Rosiello, Ph.D.
(928) 203-9821
151 Moonlight Drive
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,HIV/AIDS,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
Certificate in psychotherapy - Instititute for Contemporary PsychotherapyCertificate in marriage/couples counseling - Institute for Contemporary PsychotherapyPhD - New York UniversityMasters's - Columbia UniversityBachelor's - Fordham University
Insurance
Yes

Susannah Fox, MA, LPC, CAS
(928) 301-6964
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence
Gender
Female
Education
Master's in Counseling from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZTraining in following areas: EMDR, Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand Tray Work, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Induction Training with Pia Mellody (2011)
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Susannah Fox

Elisa M. Thomas MA LMFT
(928) 202-1767
1487 W. State Route 89A, #7
Sedona, AZ
 
Tina B. Page Counseling
(928) 830-4177
7594 E Palo Verde St
Prescott Valley, AZ
Membership Organizations
affordable counseling

Ms. Anna Valenti-Anderson
SANE Resources
(623) 695-0064
2400 E. Arizona Biltmore Circle Bldg 4, Ste 2430
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S
Licensed in Arizona
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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