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Divorce Counseling Palm Coast FL

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. Pamela E. Derr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
(386) 503-9674
210 Moody Boulevard
Flagler Beach, FL
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Pamela E. Derr, LMHC

G Michael Pilcher
(386) 672-7470
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Norman E Hoffman
(386) 677-3995
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Margaret Andem
Margaret Andem, RN, LCSW
(850) 573-2233
4396 Lafayette Street Suite 209
Marianna, FL
Credentials
Credentials: RN, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Physical Il
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jane Green
Jane Green, LCSW, BCD
(941) 730-4776
Manatee Corporate Center, Bldg L Suite 111 6400 Manatee Avenue W.
Bradenton, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Persona
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Deborah O'Neal
(386) 864-1931
Palm Coast, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael Ladwig
(386) 506-9381
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Brandt's Counseling
(386) 673-9800
595 W. Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
mental health and marriage and family
Gender
female
Education
M.Ed, M.S.W.
Insurance
Most insurances accepted
Membership Organizations
NASW, EAPA

Ms. Lorraine Blum
Lorraine Blum LCSW
(561) 866-9041
6352 Overland Drive
Delray Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,MSC, NBCCH, RM, TFT
Licensed in Florida
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Conc
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Erin Metheny
Erin Metheny, LMFT, LLC
(941) 275-2705
5104 North Lockwood Ridge Road Suite 207-A
Sarasota, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in Florida
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Runaways, Stress, Educat
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
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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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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