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Divorce Counseling Irwin PA

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. Susan McCune
Norwin Counseling Services
(724) 864-7060
11521 Parkway Dr
North Huntingdon, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Laura Langer
Laura O. Langer, LCSW
(412) 828-0765
414-416 Allegheny River Blvd. Suite 201
Oakmont, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Liz Winter
Dr. Elizabeth A. Winter
(412) 443-4426
401 Shady Avenue Suite B-105
Pittsburgh, PA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Gender Ide
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Dolores Guarini
Associates in Behavioral Health Care
(412) 882-9929
4701 Baptist Road Suite 208A
Pittsburgh, PA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Charles Kuhn
Charles H Kuhn, LCSW, BCD
(412) 963-6540
1388 Freeport Rd Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD, FAPA
Licensed in Pennsylvania
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Ph
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, 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. Wendy McSparren
Wendy M. McSparren, LLC
(724) 733-3491
5035 Old William Penn Highway
Export, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Gail Niermann
Creative Living Center
(412) 897-9915
434 Allegheny River Blvd.
Oakmont, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregn
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness
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. Sherri Williams
Sherri Williams, MSEd, LPC, NCC
(412) 512-3135
304 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Credentials
Credentials: MSEd, LPC, NCC
Licensed in Pennsylvania
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Obese or Overweight, College Students, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Rhoda Sommer
Rhoda Mills Sommer LCSW
(412) 782-2330
205 South Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW ACSW BCD
Licensed in Pennsylvania
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Wendy McCorkle
Wendy E. McCorkle, LCSW
(412) 963-7963
1382 Old Freeport Road, STE 2AF
Fox Chapel, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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