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Divorce Counseling Covington 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.

Mrs. Stacey O'Neil Kitchens
(404) 566-9417
Counseling Services3113 Emory Street
Covington, GA
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Georgia Southern University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Susan Perz
(770) 519-0002
Loganville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joyce Minter
(678) 526-1132
Lithonia, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Growing Well, LLC
(678) 372-1219
157 Burke St, Suite 114, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Relationship Issues
Insurance
No

Patricia Mcafee
(678) 604-5455
1133 Eagle’S Landing Parkwaystockbridge, Georgia 30281
Stockbridge, GA
 
Timothy Bolen
(770) 786-1021
Covington, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Sheri Pisaturo, LAPC, NCC
(770) 554-3599
678 Tom Brewer Rd.
Loganville, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Graduated with Master's of Arts degree Argosy University, 2009, Community Counseling degree. Graduated with Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia College and University, 1993, Criminal Justice and Public Administration degree
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Loganville Community Ministry Village

Robert (bob) L Griffin
(404) 382-5989
Pastoral Counseling & Training CenterMFUMC
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Marriage Relationship, Loss or Grief, Addiction
Qualification
School: Columbia Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Fredrick Thrasher
(678) 565-1400
Stockbridge, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bob Griffin, Diplomate, CPSP
(404) 444-8248
McDonough First United Methodist Church,151 Macon Street
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Diplomate, the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Doctoral Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Marriage and Family Educator, the American Academy of Bereavement
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Pastoral Counseling and Training Center

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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