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Parkersburg Comprehensive Treatment Center
Marriage Counselor

Parkersburg Comprehensive Treatment Center

Parkersburg Comprehensive Treatment Center

184 Holiday Hills Dr, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104 | (304) 491-4082

Helping couples and families achieve their goals using specialized therapeutic solutions designed to enhance communication and build on the strengths in their relationships.

David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC
Marriage Counselor

David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

4138 Williams Highway, Williamstown, West Virginia 26187 | 304-375-8800

Having been married over twenty years , I appreciate the ways having a partner challenges us to grow. Our primary relationships are such a large part of our life that they have the potential to be a wonderful source of Joy and support.

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Therapy Parkersburg, WV

Counseling Riverside, Belpre, Washington, Lubeck, Wakefield, Larkmead, Blennerhassett, Pettyville

When you come to Parkersburg, you won't need to worry about boredom because there's always plenty to do. Load the whole family up on the ferry and head out to Blennerhassett Island. They'll be treated to a horse drawn wagon tour of the island before settling down to learn about the area's history and folklore at the museum, featuring artifacts from local Native Americans and settlers.1 And everyone will find something to enjoy at the Smoot Theater, featuring an impressive selection of live entertainment. Take the kids back in time and show them how grandma and grandpa used to watch a movie at Jungle Drive-In Theatre. And for a day outside, enjoy a father-daughter or mother-son picnic at Murphy Park. As much fun as Parkersburg is for visitors, though, you'll fall in love with it if you're moving in.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Parkersburg

According to recent statistics, the national divorce rate is about 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people.2 The end of a marriage can be a trying time, especially if children are involved. In fact, further statistics show that there is a link between divorce and behavioral issues among teens and young children.3 Children can feel anger and resentment towards their parents for the breakup of the family. These feelings can lead to diminished communication between parents and children. Trust issues can also arise, as can depression and feelings of self-blame.

The Parkersburg YMCA seeks to provide area youth with a safe, nurturing place to engage in educational, recreational and social activities that foster their growth and development. The YMCA offers affordable childcare for children of all ages. Children who attend YMCA childcare take part in activities throughout the day that keep them active and learning about themselves and others. Families who just need a couple of hours to run errands can take part in the YMCA Child Watch program, which provides babysitting services for short periods of time. Exciting summer day programs are also available, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and other fun activities. Additional information is available by calling 304-485-5585.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

For many families, local governments play a critical role in providing assistance programs that enable healthy living and good family functioning. Families who need help can turn to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the help they need. The Bureau for Children and Families oversees programs such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Families in a financial crisis can enroll in the Emergency Assistance Program, and those who cannot afford to buy their children school clothes can take part in the School Clothing Allowance program. For more information about these and other programs, call 304-420-2560.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blennerhassett_Island_Historical_State_Park.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Marriage and Divorce. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/divorce.htm.
3. United States Census Bureau. (2017). Divorce Rates Highest in the South, Lowest in the Northeast. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/marital_status_living_arrangements/cb11-144.html.
4. YMCA of Parkersburg. (2017). Youth Development. Retrieved from http://www.parkersburgymca.org/?q=node/3.
5. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. (2016). Family Assistance Directory. Retrieved from http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/family_assistance/.

Parkersburg is located in Wood County, West Virginia. It has a land area of 11.77 square miles and a water area of 0.54 square miles.  The population of Parkersburg is 30,991 people with 13,467 households and a median annual income of $31,876. .


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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Parkersburg. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Parkersburg. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Parkersburg public health department.