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Divorce Counseling Dacula 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.

Ms. Christine Burrell Townsend
Sunrise Counseling
(770) 985-2050
2386 Clower Street Bldg G-101
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Georgia
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Firesetting, Anger Management, Women's
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Lloyd Looney
(678) 612-3936
Dacula, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Susan B Jung
(678) 568-2484
Winning Strides, Ltd.285 South Perry Street
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Cathy Arrington, LAPC, NCC, MACC
(770) 231-9691
750 Longleaf Blvd, Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Marriage and Family Certificate from Argosy University, 2011Master's in Community Counseling from Argosy University, 2010Bachelor's in Psychology from Georgia State University, 2007
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Cathy Arrington, LAPC, NCC, MACC

Jennifer Collins
(770) 475-6670
Alpharetta, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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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Carl Peck
(678) 697-1141
Lawrenceville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Devona M. Stalnaker, ABD, MA, LPC, NCC
(678) 318-1994
The Stark Buliding, 195 W. Pike Street, Suite 201
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University of New Orleans, LA, and a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University-Atlanta, GA).
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Integrated Wellness Counseling Services, LLC

James Dutton
(678) 713-4923
Lawrenceville, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amber Illum
(678) 425-0975
Winder, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
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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