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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. Kelley Chimenti
Sunset Psychological & Counseling Services
(503) 292-1885
9900 SW Wilshire St., Suite 230
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Sharon Rocha
(503) 516-3107
Hillsboro, OR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Stacey L Haugrud
(605) 271-9890
Hillsboro, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kelly Love-Geiger
(503) 844-1980
Hillsboro, OR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Lisa Aasheim
(503) 725-4253
Beaverton, OR
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Carolyn Phillips
Carolyn Phillips, LCSW
(503) 422-9471
1536 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phob
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Biracial, Grandparents
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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David Harmon
(503) 888-5217
hillsboro, OR
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

David C Harmon, MS, LPC, NCC
(503) 888-5217
149 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 950 Hillsboro 97123
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Masters in Counseling with 3-5 years additional graduate schooling. Also 30 years in the military and 8 years living in East Europe.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
CornerStone Counseling Service

DeAnna Pickett
(541) 757-8068
Aloha, OR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gabriele Rienas
(503) 705-9230
Aloha, OR
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

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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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