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Divorce Counseling Rio Grande City TX

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. Jill Steward
Jill Steward, LCSW
(512) 231-9033
4131 Spicewood Springs Road Building M, Suite 1
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, O
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Aaron Pawelek
Pastoral Counseling and Education Center
(214) 526-4525
4525 Lemmon Avenue Suite 200
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Dawn Lakamsani
Seniority Counseling
(512) 218-9555
3710 Cedar Street Box 19
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Mana
Populations Served
Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Betsy Fredrickson
Wheatfield Therapy
(512) 914-0006
Mobile Treatment Therapist
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sondra Kaplan
Sondra Kaplan, LCSW
(713) 780-1478
58558 Westheimer, Suite 706
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
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:
Mr. Bill Butler
Bill Butler, LCSW
(361) 851-5111
3440 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Asperger's Syndrome
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Carla Wynn
Woodlands Family Institute, P.C.
(281) 363-4220
1610 Woodstead Court Suite 420
The Woodlands, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MSW LCSW DCSW
Licensed in Texas
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental I
Populations Served
Gifted
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:
Mrs. Michelle Aldridge Morris
(940) 391-1201
2436 S. I-35 Suite 376, #143
Denton, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Runaways, Sexual Abuse/R
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Harry Blank
Results Incorporated/Ayudamos de Corozon
(210) 524-9977
11311 Sir Winston Street # 702
San Antonio, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD, SAP
Licensed in Texas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Phobias,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
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:
Mr. Owen McGonnell
Owen McGonnell, LPC
(254) 698-2216
775 Indian Trail Suite 200
Harker Heights, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, LMSW
Licensed in Texas
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12)

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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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