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Parenting Support Groups Sun Prairie WI

Parenting support groups are helpful for parents to vent their frustrations about parenting and can help with child abuse prevention. There are also single parent support groups. Parenting support groups help parents who have children with behavior problems, oppositional defiance disorder, conduct disorder, ADHD, or other issues. Read on to learn more and to find parenting support groups in Sun Prairie, WI.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Bryce M Mitchell
(608) 274-5888
Madison, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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Five Parenting Skills Necessary for New Dads


While being a dad may look daunting, unpleasant, demanding or frightening to the uninitiated, nothing can prepare you for how you'll feel when it's your baby. Before our first, my wife wanted to borrow someone else's baby for a weekend to "try it out."

Luckily, I nixed that idea or I'm afraid the experience would have kept us childless forever. Someone else's child is bratty, stinky, demanding, squawking, a noisy nuisance all of these things and sometimes at once. But your own is the little thing you're sworn to protect. So, given that your attitude changes when it's your baby, what parenting skills are most necessary?

Parenting skill 1: Patience
Probably the greatest parenting skill is the one that keeps you from screaming or throwing a baby across the room when he has been crying for a few hours straight. The good news is that being a dad puts a lot into perspective and places where you lost your cool before are easier to manage. Never downplay your own anxieties if you feel you can't control your emotions. Everyone has moments where they think they might lose it. If you think you are about to do something dangerous, call for help immediately.

Parenting skill 2: Sense of humor
Keep laughing through all of it and repeating that it's short and will end soon, and you'll be surprised at how quickly diaper changing becomes a mere memory. Parents who are able to laugh when their hands are knuckle deep in a diaper genie are better able to weather the stress of sleepless nights and the drudgery of feeding-wiping-washing-swaddling.

Parenting skill 3: Consistency
Despite how babies seem to rule the house from the moment you bring them home, they actually thrive on consistency in routines. If you feed them and give them naps at the same time every day, they will be more secure and cry less. As they grow older, more routine (brushing teeth, family meals, daily piano practice and so on) gives them structure. Too much choice is hard for littler kids. This puts a big responsibility on parents who need to be present to "nag" about all the things kids need to focus on. There is a big payoff. Older kids appreciate this effort.

Parenting skill 4: Real skills out of a book
Changing a diaper, making formula, installing a car seat - all of these things take real learning to accomplish and do over and over again. The early baby years are all about learning a ton of new information and studying small print to build things for your baby or even feed him the right amount of medicine.
Parenting skill 5: Love and affection
Whether you call it a parenting skill or not, love and affection is the most important thing for your new baby. Many studies indicate that physical contact between parent and child is important for development. Dads, because they will engage in down on the floor "rough and tumble play," play an especially important role in developing kids growing...

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