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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. Malinda Steele
Malinda A. Steele, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
(708) 229-2976
9730 South Western Avenue Suite 627
Evergreen Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Licensed in Illinois
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Di
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Lisa Panozzo
Chicago Neuro Behavioral Specialist
(708) 846-2869
15010 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Connie Pfiffner
Connie Pfiffner, LCSW
(708) 763-9552
7314 W. Madison (Rear Entrance)
Forest Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sharon Pelletier
(708) 574-9475
6601 W. North Avenue Suite 3
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Inter
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Daniel Kill
Daniel J. Kill
(708) 261-7423
1101 Lake Street Suite 304
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Diane Leamy
(708) 341-1627
115 S. Vine, 2nd Floor
Hinsdale, IL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Paul Fitzgerald
Paul J. Fitzgerald, LCPC
(708) 337-6936
15 Spinning Wheel Road Suite 422
Hinsdale, IL
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D, LCPC
Licensed in Illinois
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Joseph Pacetti
(312) 259-6522
6601 North Ave.
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. John McDonnell
(708) 383-9265
1001 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Infant Mental Health
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jana Bergfeld
Jana Bergfeld, LCSW, P.C.
(708) 373-5959
6601 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Illinois
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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