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Tips for Starting a Family Charlotte NC

For many couples in Charlotte, there comes a time when the relationship evolves to a place where you turn your thoughts to the future and continuing your lineage by having children.

Ms. Ann Dodd
(704) 293-8087
2014 Park Drive
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in North Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Attachment Disor
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Mrs. Patricia Heard
Phoenix Family Institute
(704) 542-9883
10720 Carmel Commons Blvd. Suite 330
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,ACSW,LMFT,LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Kristin Kirk
Kristin Kirk, LCSW
(704) 237-0421
903 Northeast Drive Suite 101
Davidson, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Dual
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Debra Sullivan Moseley
(704) 927-9202
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Laurie W. Howell, LMFT
(704) 650-9425, (704) 664-1009
1400 Harding Place, Suite 250
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Adolescents, Families, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Anxiety,Loss, Grief, Illness in the Family

Mrs. IRENE CARROLL
PRIVATE PRACTICE
(704) 779-0372
2237 PARK ROAD
CHARLOTTE, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MaEd, LPC, CEAP, SAP
Licensed in North Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Laura Bass
Arboretum Behavioral Health
(704) 540-5566
3315 Springbank Lane Suite 302
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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James William Pruett
(704) 375-9025
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Lisa Mask
(704) 377-7454
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tammy Starling
(704) 372-4010
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Tips for Starting a Family

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The Ins and Outs of Starting a Family

Author: Andrew Regan

For many couples, there comes a time when the relationship evolves to a place where you turn your thoughts to the future and continuing your lineage by having children. Children are a rite of passage for billions of people that many feel brings you forward to a new maturity, to new responsibility and to the opening of an overwhelming and powerful love that will bring not only a new life into the world, but your current relationships even closer.

Starting a family is, for many, magical - and it's no mean feat, either. There's so much to think about when planning for a baby that some people may yearn for a simpler time when you didn't need to think about money, job juggling and a heap of other issues affecting your lives - but, however, society dictates otherwise.

With most responsible, mature adults, the time for thinking about a baby normally comes when the couple have achieved some financial stability and can afford to cope with the tumult of a newborn child and maintain this stability. Whether one person has a high-paying job or both have relatively good salaries, this is one of the most important aspects of preparing for a child: being able to afford it.

Owning your own home is another important factor - though it can really come under the financial security aspect. By owning your home, or being well on the way to doing so, you introduce another level of stability into the mix that can make all the difference when coping with the stress of your first child.

Another kind of stability that is equally, or perhaps even more important, than finances is the stability of the couple's relationship. This may seem like an obvious point to touch on but it is paramount that both sides of the relationship are completely committed to themselves, one another and the little life they plan to bring into the world - because just think what could happen if any of these aspects weren't present.

Having a child is a wonderful thing. But the easiest way of going about it is to ensure that you're in the best environment for a baby. If you aren't quite there yet, it could be unfair to introduce a new life into the world with a disadvantage that could be avoided through patience and time. And that's not to mention various other things like having the room at home, affording medical expenses for the baby and yourself - even things like getting a car and a life insurance quote should be considered. And maybe one day your 'be prepared' attitude will be present in that of your child - a sure sign of promise!

Andrew Regan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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