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Divorce Counseling North Haven CT

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. Anita McPherson
Anita K. McPherson, LCSW
(203) 887-6004
60 Washington Avenue, Suite 203
Hamden, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregna
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Elaine Hunter
Private Practice
(203) 624-6458
303 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Connecticut
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Deborah Foster
Deborah Foster, LCSW
(203) 458-1117
303 Church Street Rear building
Guilford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Phyllis Pavlik
Tranquil Perspectives, LLC
(860) 919-9762
408-426 Highland Avenue Building A, Office 8
Cheshire, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenti
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Linda Rosenfield
Adolescent & Family Counseling Center, LLC
(203) 271-1234
The Republic Building / Suite 23 350 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Margaret McGovern
Art Therapy in Hamden
(203) 285-3053
1890 Dixwell Avenue suite 208
Hamden, CT
Credentials
Credentials: ATR-BC, LPC
Licensed in Connecticut
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Spiri
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jodi Silverman
(203) 589-1456
1078 Main Street Office #1 second Floor
Branford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Dobuler
Susan W. Dobuler, MSW, LCSW
(203) 458-3551
1575 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided By:
Mr. Prof. Reinhold Hekeler
Counseling Associates
(203) 272-8933
135 Green Hill Lane
Cheshire, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Prof. Emeritus
Licensed in Connecticut
45 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Nelson Bayron
(860) 621-8093
790 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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