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Single Parenting Newport News VA

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.

Frederick A. Levy, LCSW, BCD
(757) 873-1240
732 Thimble Shoals Blvd.,Suite 702
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence
Gender
Male
Education
I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1972. Six years later, in 1978, I finished my course work at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in W. Hartford, CT., achieving my MSW in 1979.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Frederick A. Levy LCSW, Ltd.

Pamela J Conte
(757) 873-2273
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Doucette, Jeanne F. LCSW
(757) 877-7700
12695 McManus Boulevard
Newport News, VA
 
Kathryn H. Rhody
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Robert Gates
(505) 352-2960
Hampton, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Chelsea Washington
(757) 723-1771
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Janet M McElroy
(757) 818-4545
Janet McElroy Family Therapy718 J Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Couples' Counseling, Women's Issu, Divorce
Qualification
School: The College of William and Mary
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Carolyn Tighe
(757) 874-1676
Newport News, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr Sadie Sheafe, Ph.D, LCSW, ABS Dip
+1 (888) 657 2343
DQS-C, Riverdale Executive Office Park,2021 Cunningham Drive, Suite 101
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, 2007Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, D. C.Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VirginiaAlbany State University, Albany GeorgiaCombined Army Training Center, Europe & 7th Army
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
DQS Healthcare Group

Dr. Sadie F Sheafe
(757) 346-9998
All of Hampton Roads & Williamsburg, Smithfield,2021 Cunningham Drive, Suit
Hampton, VA
Specialties
Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, Depression, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: American Academy of Clinical Sexology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $230
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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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