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Divorce Counseling Sun Prairie WI

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. Vincent Fish
Family Therapy Center of Madison
(608) 276-9191
700 Rayovac Drive
Madison, WI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Divorce Conflict & Partner Abuse Solutions, LLC
(608) 247-5010
Divorce Conflict & Partner Abuse Solutions, LLC16 N. Carroll Street
Madison, WI
Specialties
Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Anger Management
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alliance

Wendy Abel
Madison, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Denise C. Williamson, MA, LMFT
608 255-9330, ext. 10
1619 Monroe Street
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Denise Williamson has a Master of Arts in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute located in So. California. She also has a degree in Art Therapy from a neuroscience prospective. Her Bachelors degree is from The University of CA. Santa Barbara
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Denise C. Williamson, MA, LMFT

Sue Gill, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
(608) 250-2492
6314 Odana Rd, #E
Madison, WI
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,OCD,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Susanne M. Gill, PhD, LLC

Debra Millman
(608) 223-1502
Madison, WI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Holly D Jorgenson
(608) 520-0955 x719
900 John Nolen Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Whitewater
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Asian
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alliance

Catherine Treece, Ph.D
(608) 231-1960
702 N Blackhawk Av
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,OCD,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
I received my doctoral degree from Boston University in 1977 in clinical psychology. I have over 30 years of clinical and research experience and am a training faculty member at UW Madison Medical School.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Catherine Treece, Ph.D.

Ms. Denise C Williamson
(608) 247-5118 x10
Integral Psychology Center1619 Monroe Street
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cinda LaMar, LCSW, LPC
Birch Springs Center, 6402 Odana Road, Madison, WI
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders
Education
Master's Degree in Counseling - University of WI-WhitewaterBachelor's Degree in Environment, Textiles & Design, Univesity of WI-MadisonPost graduate training in PAIRS - Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Birch Springs Center

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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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