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Divorce Counseling Villa Rica GA

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.

David Sturgess Jr
(770) 852-6233
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Naomi Fields
(770) 949-0074
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mohammad Momtahan
(770) 443-1644
Dallas, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charles Allen
(678) 654-7389
Carrollton, GA
Practice Areas
Corrections/Offenders, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alfred Richards
(770) 834-4415
Carrollton, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alvin Sutherland Jr
(770) 853-6372
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Jennifer Forrister-Ross
(770) 949-1595
Douglasville, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Mark F Wagemaker, LPC GA #50423
(404) 580-6684
402B Adamson Square Suite 11
Carrollton, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
I have an MBA with an emphasis in organizational BehaviorI also have an MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Transitions

Mr. Charles Allen, MA, LPC, NCC
(678) 654-7389
402 Adamson Square
Carrollton, GA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
MA in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University (formerly the Georgia School of Professional Psychology).
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Accord Counseling

Elizabeth Prince
(770) 834-5062
Carrollton, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

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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