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Being a single parent can be can be tough and overwhelming at times, but there is help. Meeting other single parents is a good way to gain support, get advice and share concerns. Check below for related information, products and services.

Mr. Lawrence Collura
Family Consultants
(412) 221-8106
310 Rockfield Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA
Credentials: BCD, ACSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Disorders, Stress, Sexual
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Carol Crawford
(412) 329-8950
Sewickley Valley Counseling Service1099 Ohio River Boulevard
Sewickley, PA
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce, Dissociative Disorders
School: Geneva College
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Eleanor Osborn
(239) 919-0680
Sewickley, PA
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French

Erin Sheaffer, LCSW
(724) 457-0858
993 Brodhead Road,Suite 202
Moon Township, PA
Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Elderly Persons Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,OCD
Bachelor of Science - Social Work - Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaMaster of Social Work - University of Pittsburgh
Membership Organizations
Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center

Transformation Counseling Center, Inc., LCSW, MSW, Th.B, NCGC
(724) 814-9720
314 Thomson Park Drive
Cranberry Twp., PA
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Spirituality,Thinking Disorders
Membership Organizations
Transformation Counseling Center

Virginia Corbett
(412) 741-7393
Sewickley, PA
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

Veronica Zinkham
(412) 741-7430
Sewickley, PA
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
National Certified Counselor

Ward Stakem
(724) 352-2149
Rochester, PA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

Cheryl B Lucas
(866) 494-7279
Cranberry Township, PA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Ruth Sayre
(724) 934-7722
Wexford, PA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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Single Parenting, Facts about Single Parenting

Single Parenting - Four Role Models to Avoid

Nobody ever said single parenting is easy. As parents, we all learn with time. However, too often, the pressure of single parenting can be so overwhelming that it's easy to make mistakes.

Are you one of these single parents? Learn how you can avoid being one:

The Emotional Patient
Most single parents try to be a good friend to their children, which is a good thing. However, a problem arises when single dads or moms see their children as a source of emotional support. Children of single parents need stability and security. A divorce or the death of a parent can be a particularly traumatic experience for them. No matter how mature or old your children are, avoid making them your confidante on issues such as how much money you have or what a lousy day you had. Don't rob them of their time to be children. It is unfair to burden them with issues that are difficult for them to handle. If you need to speak to someone, speak to your friends or a counselor.

The Guilt Tripper
As a single parent, it is easy to feel guilty about many things. Not being around when your children need you, not being able to help them with their homework, and so on. The danger with feeling guilty all the time is that some single parents tend to develop a lower self esteem that they may pass on to the children. Don't be hard on yourself. Learn to take the ups and downs in your stride. And, by all means, don't try to bolster your self-image by fishing for compliments about what kind of parent you are.

The Permissive Parent
Children need as much love and attention as you can give them. However, some single parents make the mistake of being too permissive and never correct their children when it's necessary. Research has shown that the children brought up in overly permissive parenting style may develop behavioral problems because they do not easily accept responsibility.

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