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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.

Ms. Peggy Nast Hayes
(206) 275-3225
2955 80th Avenue SE Suite 206
Mercer Island, WA
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Washington
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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MarieLouise (Lou) Dodson, MA, LMHC, NCC
(253) 929-1530, (253) 310-7277
402 South 333rd Stree
Federal Way, WA
Couples and Marriage Counseling. Infidelity; Trauma;Depression; Anxiety; Eating Disorders; Addictions and Substance Abuse; Difficult LifeTransitions; Co-dependency; Grief and Loss; Pre-marital counseling.

Cindy Bock
(253) 561-3531
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor

Kelly S Peck
(253) 435-8413
Puyallup, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
National Certified Counselor

Sound Foundations Professional Counseling
(253) 236-0298
Sound Foundations Professional Counseling104 W Main STE 207
Puyallup, WA
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
School: Pacific Lutheran University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Anderson, Gaaren LMFT
(253) 804-9596
515 M St. NE
Auburn, WA
Communication, Differences, Anger, Sex, Step-Couples, Affairs, Trust, Intimacy, Affection, Boundaries and Assertiveness.

Charles Rehberg
(253) 223-6059
Bonney Lake, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
National Certified Counselor

Anita Louise Schamber
(253) 859-8948
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies

Mark Harris
(253) 848-3012
Federal Way, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, German

Sherill Van Schoonhoven
(425) 336-4105
Kent, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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.

Be firm and know where to dra...

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