Parenting Counselor Alpena MI

Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day'to'day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses.

Dr. Ted R Stiger
(989) 372-0921
123 N Second Ave
Alpena, MI
Specialties
Divorce, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Denver
Year of Graduation: 1984
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 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Mark Edwin Westrate
(616) 828-1501
EnCourage Counseling607 Heritage Court
Holland, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Leela Cherian
(810) 605-5353 x127
Blue Water Counseling1349 S Rochester Rd
Rochester Hills, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Queensland University of Technology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Natalie Rea
(586) 330-0573
Rea Counseling Services, PC43599 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. Christopher J Marzonie
(313) 632-3477
Fast Forward Counseling7596 Macomb
Grosse Ile, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Siena Heights University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Steven Spector
(248) 487-9156
Steven Spector, Ph.D. P.C.5600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wayne State
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Mikayla Tanner
(248) 850-1290
5600 Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Post-divorce Parenting Strategies, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Ross L Flynn
(586) 646-8555
Rochester Family Therapy Clinic, PLLC71 Walnut Blvd
Rochester, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: No

University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF)
(734) 259-3184
University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF)530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Testing and Evaluation
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Kimberly Kelly
(313) 731-6439
3270 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

No Child Left Bananas

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By Elizabeth Marglin

Just like adults, children can feel completely out of control when they get stressed. Teaching them, by example, to stay present, quiet their minds, and check in with their gut feelings will help them learn to contain their emotions safely so temper tantrums don’t become their default mode of expression. With all the stimulation that bombards children, the new three Rs—rest, relaxation, and reflection—may prove to be as important as reading, writing, and ’rithmetic.

In response to the traumatic events of September 11, Linda Lantieri, author of Building Emotional Intelligence (Sounds True, 2008), developed a curriculum to help strengthen children’s ability to cope with stress. The following exercises can be taught to children 5 and older.

Create a peace corner.
Organize a special area where she can go to be quiet. You can include a photo of her favorite place, elements from nature, calming pictures, chimes, and quiet instrumental music.

Make room for silence.
While silence and kids may be a contradiction in terms, you can still try to
include silent breaks in your daily routine. For example, if you always listen to the radio or music when you drive, make it a family practice to have a few minutes of silence at the beginning and end of the car ride, and ask children to notice what they see, hear, and feel during that time.

Honor nature.
Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day-to-day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses. For example, pick a place outdoors, and then observe, together, how that spot changes through the seasons.

Check in.
Young children are quite adept at tuning in to their bodies’ signals, but as they get older, cultural conditioning often diminishes this innate ability. Help your child recognize the signs of stress—jumpiness, fast breathing, tight feelings in the chest, tense muscles, and upset stomach—as a first step in teaching him how to release it.

—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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