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Divorce Counseling San Angelo 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.

Mrs. Kate Spradlin
Kate Spradlin
(972) 243-1159
18170 Dallas Parkway Ste 502
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,LMFT
Licensed in Texas
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Majo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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)

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Ms. Carol Colhoun
Carol Colhoun, LCSW, LCDC
(512) 680-8787
3536 Bee Caves Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LCDC
Licensed in Texas
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Dual Diagnosis
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Roberta Ketchum
Westheimer Psychotherapy Center
(713) 780-4644
2425 Fountain View Dr SUITE 275
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sex
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
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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Ms. Jan Dumas
(214) 212-9726
115 N. Roberts
Cedar Hill, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW
Licensed in Texas
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Developmen
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Judy Redington
Judy G. Redington
(972) 233-5277
12800 Hillcrest Rd #218
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Texas
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Louis Laves-Webb
Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC
(512) 914-6635
601 West 18th Street
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LPC
Licensed in Texas
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Fo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Cardwell
SJCardwell Counseling & Consulting
(940) 691-1267
2304 Midwestern Pkwy Suite 103A
Wichita Falls, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPC-S
Licensed in Texas
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Monique Thompson
Monique Thompson, LPC
(972) 820-9965
6021 Morriss Road Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Texas
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Susan Wade
(817) 207-0042
1616 Mistletoe blvd. Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW BCIA
Licensed in Texas
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders, Women's Issues
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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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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Texas Legal Requirements for Divorce

Waiting Period
60 days from when suit was filed. Neither party may remarry before 31st day after decree signed (may be waived by court).

"No Fault" Grounds for Divorce
Separation (3 yrs.); marriage is insupportable due to discord.

Residency Requirements
One party domiciliary for preceding 6 months and resident of county for preceding 90 days.

Defenses to a Divorce Filing
Defense of recrimination abolished; condonation is defense only when reasonable expectation of reconciliation; defense of adultery abolished.

Code Section
Fam. 6.001, et seq.

Other Grounds for Divorce
Adultery; cruelty or violence; abandonment/desertion (1 yr.); insanity (confined for at least 3 yrs.); conviction of felony and imprisonment at least 1 yr. (unless spouse testifies against convicted spouse).

From www.statelaws.findlaw.com