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Divorce Counseling Newburgh NY

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.

Dr. Carolyn Bersak
Carolyn Bersak
(845) 452-1553
24 Tamidan Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Credentials
Credentials: DSW, LCSW
Licensed in New York
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Rosemary Curwood
Rosemary R. Curwood, LCSW
(845) 341-0650
210 East Main Street 2nd floor
Middletown, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Attach
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
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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Linda Lavin
(845) 988-7333
Beacon, NY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Louise Nielsen
(845) 527-6880
Beacon, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia M Kimble
(845) 593-4370
1073 Main Street
Fishkill, NY
Specialties
Addiction, Divorce, Spirituality, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: 1199SEIU

Mr. Mark Chatkin
Mark Chatkin LCSW
(914) 523-4619
9 Chardonnay Road
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Men's Issues
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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Mrs. Joy Anne Butler
(845) 533-3262
214 Hudson Hills Drive
Newburgh, NY
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Divorce, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

David Holstein
(845) 534-2926
Cornwall On Hudson, NY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Joan Bedard
(845) 445-7292
Fishkill1081 Main St
Fishkill, NY
Specialties
Marriage Counselling, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Suzi Tortora
(845) 265-1085
Cold Spring, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
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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