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

Ms. Lori B Jacobs
(248) 487-9352
Caring Counseling Center5745 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Karen Christine Nicholson-Muth
(734) 335-1610
private practice202 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BCN

Dr. Nicole Beurkens
(616) 548-6607
Horizons Developmental Remediation Center3120 68th Street SE
Caledonia, MI
Specialties
Autism, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Walden University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 10 Years
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: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Marcie Dullea
(586) 215-3435
Counseling services...117 Cass Avenue
Mount Clemens, MI
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Central Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Robert Erard
(248) 277-5252
Psychological Institutes of Michigan, PC26111 W Fourteen Mile Road
Franklin, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Ivan Sherick
(734) 365-6774
220 Riverview Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Emotional Disturbance, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Washington University (St.Louis)
Year of Graduation: 1964
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$120 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Sherry Daniels
(810) 207-1672
Ascend Counseling Services2325 W. Shiawassee Ave. Suite #104
Fenton, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Stephanie H Silverman Horak
(616) 606-0970
Horak Family and Psychological Services, PC801 Broadway Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wheaton College
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Wendy Essenburg
(248) 955-5909 x13
Agape Family Counseling575 E. Maple Road
Troy, MI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: The Union Institute and University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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