Parenting Counselor Alpharetta GA

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.

Ms. Karen K Savrin
(678) 271-8689
11795 Northfall Ln
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Ms. Elaine Wilco
(678) 680-8941
11755 Pointe Pl
Roswell, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Peggy Marateck
(404) 369-3450
Counseling With Care14 Norcross Street
Roswell, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: GSPP
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Elizabeth M. Cooke
(678) 535-3190
Elizabeth M. Cooke, M.S., LPC, NCC, LLC5000 Research Court
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Self Esteem, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Georgia State University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Mr. Gordon Shippey
(404) 369-3686
The Cottages Psychotherapy Center3996 Clairmont Road
Chamblee, GA
Specialties
Substance Abuse, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Argosy University Atlanta
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Bob Montes
(678) 619-5774
Trinity Psychological Services9635 Ventana Way
Johns Creek, GA
Specialties
Testing and Evaluation, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Akron
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

NewBirth Life Center, Inc.
(678) 967-4001
NewBirth Life Center, Inc.2180 Satellite Blvd
Duluth, GA
Specialties
Divorce, Family, Marriage, Relationshi, Parenting, Teen Violence
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Dr. Beth, has a NPI, to accept insurance

The ScreamFree Institute
(678) 658-0946
The ScreamFree Institute45 Technology Pkwy S
Norcross, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Couples, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Abilene Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Robert Roney
(678) 293-9865
4530 S. Berkeley Lake Road
Norcross, GA
Specialties
Spirituality, Parenting, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Louisville Pres.
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Peak Development Group, Inc.
(678) 466-7397
Peak Development Group, Inc.3300 Buckeye Road
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Testing and Evaluation
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

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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