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

Mrs. Candace Daniels
(586) 646-8495
44444 Mound
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wayne State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Creative Counseling Solutions PLLC
(313) 334-4781
Creative Counseling Solutions PLLC18090 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Spirituality, Parenting
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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

Dr. Natasha Kendal
(248) 716-5392
West Bloomfield
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Life Coaching, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Michigan State University
Year of Graduation: 2003
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),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Nancy Adair
(248) 487-9885
1225 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Wayne State University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: 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

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. Danielle Moncrief
(313) 437-7419
Northville Counseling Center670 Griswold
Northville, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Coping Skills, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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