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Divorce Counseling Maryville TN

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. Dana Vince
Healing Hearts Counseling
(865) 283-1777
123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, MHSP
Licensed in Tennessee
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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John Gambrell Jr
(706) 258-2832
Alcoa, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Abbarno, LCSW, DCSW
(865) 693-9997
111 Center Park Drive, Suite 1300
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,OCD
Gender
Female
Education
MSSW University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1984.Tennessee Licensure 1989.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Independent Provider

Nancy Teresi Truett
(865) 690-5995
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Dana Vince
(865) 264-3059
Healing Hearts Counseling123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Jennie Shea Watts
(865) 982-5225
Maryville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D.
(865) 980-0137
2943 Old Chilhowee Road
Walland, TN
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
B.S. Music EducationEd.D. Counseling and Creative TherapiesAdditional certifications in: biofeedback, TFT, BioAcoustics,
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Inner Harmony Health Center

Rebecca Bunch
(865) 909-2020
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Candice L. Blake
(865) 635-9281
Center for Emotional Competence5401 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: George Mason University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Michael W Ruth
(865) 671-6864
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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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