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

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. 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

Ms. Susan Mahalik
(734) 238-3413 x2139
20600 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Wayne State
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $70
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

Mrs. Patricia Janas
(586) 648-0945
15753 Masonic Blvd
Fraser, MI
Specialties
Addiction, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wayne State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Dr. Patricia Armstrong
(248) 759-8898
Interface I PC4170 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Connie M Wood
(248) 702-5788
A Circle of Hope650 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Concordia University Wisconsin
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Mark B Anderson
(248) 455-6448
Anderson Psychology Center29260 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

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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