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Marriage Counselors Brighton MI

Marriage counselors help you deal with marriage difficulties and build a healthy long-lasting relationship. Read on to learn more information on marriage counseloers in Brighton, MI that give access to marriage therapy, marriage crisis solutions, tips on communication skills, and family therapy, as well as advice and content on pre-marital counseling.

Ms. Jackie Price
Jackie Price, MSW, ACSW, LMSW
(810) 220-0271
1086 Charles Orndorf Drive
Brighton, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Maribeth Janer
Center for Counseling
(248) 705-9519
114 Rayson Street
Northville, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Ed
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jane Hassinger
Jane A. Hassinger, MSW, ACSW, Psychoanalyst
(734) 761-1015
202 E. Washington, #608
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sacha Feirstein
(734) 237-1976
400 Maynard St. Suite 803
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientat
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. David Warwick Armstrong
(810) 512-2950
1086 Charles H. Orndorf Drive
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Karen Kelly
Livingston Family Center
(810) 231-9591
4736 E. M-36
Pinckney, MI
Credentials
Licensed in Michigan
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Michelle Samuel
(734) 926-9169
328 Thompson # 102
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LLP, MSW, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientati
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. David Votruba
David Votruba PhD PLC
(734) 929-3700
400 Maynard Street, Suite 206
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, PLC, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Karen Thornton Sulkowski
(517) 292-0422
6635 Robinridge St
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Domestic Abuse, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Wayne State
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Advanced Behavioral Medicine
(517) 548-1537
2901 E Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Impulse Control Disorders,OCD,Personality Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes

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Are you making time for your marriage?


by Stephanie Foster

It's easy to lose track of the important things when you are raising a family. It's hard enough to pay enough attention to your marriage when you have children; if you add working from home to the mix, it can become nearly impossible. Yet a strong marriage is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children.

There are some simple ways to make sure your spouse knows how much he or she means to you, however. These tips won't solve all your problems, but they will help you to remember how much your spouse means to you.

1. Say "I love you" often. My husband and I say these three little words every day. We start the day with them, and the day ends with them. It means so much to hear the words, even when you know your spouse loves you.

2. Be honest with each other about your needs. If your spouse is not doing something you wish he or she would do, say so, whether it's helping with housework or cuddling. Don't be confrontational, of course.

3. Show appreciation for the things your spouse does. Not only is saying "thank you" a good example to set for your kids, it's one of those small things that makes a huge difference in how people feel about what they've done.

4. Take time to listen. Make sure you know what is going on in your spouse's life. Emotional support is utterly vital in a good marriage.

5. Get time away from the kids together. It doesn't matter if it's for an hour or a few days, just do it. You need to remind yourselves what you mean to each other, and to just relax in each other's company. No need for fancy plans, dinner and a movie or even just a walk will do. Try for at least once a month, better yet, once a week.

6. If you work from home, don't let your job or business run your entire life. Keep a schedule, just as you would at a traditional job. It's easy to let these things get out of hand, but remember why you're working from home in the first place and keep your priorities straight.

A good marr...

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Beatitudes of Marriage

1. Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing.

2. Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends.

3. Blessed are they who love their mates more than any other person in the world, and who joyfully fulfill their marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity and mutual helpfulness to one another.

4. Blessed are they who attain parenthood, for children are a heritage of the Lord.

5. Blessed are they who remember to thank God for their food before they partake of it, and who set apart some time each day for the reading of the Bible and for prayer.

6. Blessed are those mates who never speak loudly to one another, and who make their home a place "where seldom is heard a discouraging word."

7. Blessed are the husband and wife who faithfully attend the worship service of the church, and who work together in the church for the advancement of Christ's kingdom.

8. Blessed are the husband and wife who can work out the problems of adjustment without interference from relatives.

9. Blessed is the couple which has complete understanding about financial matters, and have worked out a perfect partnership, with all money under the control of both.

10. Blessed are the husband and wife who humbly dedicate their lives and their homes to Christ, and who practice the teachings of Christ in the home by being unselfish, loyal and loving.
[compared from Book]

Source: Saju C Varghese

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The Poison of Resentment
Resentment and blame are poisons to the soul. They are far more harmful to you than to anyone else. Our ego/wounded self believes that if we blame and resent someone, we can somehow have control over that person or over the outcome of things.

Arguments - The losing side of a relationship
One of the most complex interactions we face in life is the relationship with our partners. There is often some initial spark which brings two people together, but for a relationship to thrive it requires communication, cooperation, and compromise. This article presents one method to help couples establish real and meaningful communication.

The Power of Appreciation
There is a powerful force within each one of us that you can use to overcome any obstacles, no matter how bad the situation is. Once you know how powerful this force is and how it works, you will never have to worry about anything in your life, no fears, no worries, and no anxieties.

Life Is A Gift
Inspirational Thoughts

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" Here are some interesting answers they got.

The...

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Marriage and Health

Marriage and Health
by Poonam Sharma, Ph.D.

A bad marriage or long-term relationship can have detrimental effects on your health, while a good one can protect you from disease and speed recovery. Sociologist Linda Waite, Ph.D., says, "Marriage is sort of like a life preserver or a seat belt. We can put it exactly in the same category as eating a good diet, getting exercise, and not smoking."

John Gottman, Ph.D., a well-respected psychologist and marriage researcher reports that an unhappy marriage can increase your chances of becoming ill by 35% and take four years off your life! He believes "working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club".

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Although many of us believe that anger is the root cause of unhappy relationships, Gottman notes that it is not conflict itself that is the problem, but how we handle it. Venting anger constructively can actually do wonders to clear the air and get a relationship back in balance. However, conflict does become a problem when it is characterized by the presence of what Gottman calls the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:" criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.

1. Criticism. Criticism involves attacking your partner's personality or character, rather than focusing on the specific behavior that bothers you. It is healthy to air disagreements, but not to attack your spouse's personality or character in the process. This is the difference between saying, "I'm upset that you didn't take out the trash" and saying, "I can't believe you didn't take out the trash. You're just so irresponsible." In general, women are more likely to pull this horseman into conflict.

2. Contempt. Contempt is one step up from criticism and involves tearing down or being insulting toward your partner. Contempt is an open sign of disrespect. Examples of contempt include: putting down your spouse, rolling your eyes or sneering, or tearing down the other person with so-called "humor."

3. Defensiveness. Adopting a defensive stance in the middle of conflict may be a natural response, but does not help the relationship. When a person is defensive, he or she often experiences a great deal of tension and has difficulty tuning into what is being said. Denying responsibility, making excuses, or meeting one complaint with another are all examples of defensiveness.

4. Stonewalling. People who stonewall simply refuse to respond. Occasional stonewalling can be healthy, but as a typical way of interacting, stonewalling during conflict can be destructive to the marriage. When you stonewall on a regular basis, you are pulling yourself out of the marriage, rather than working out your problems. Men tend to engage in stonewalling much more often than women do.

All couples will engage in these types of behaviors at some point in their marriage, but when the four horsemen take permanent residence, the relationship has a ...

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