Parenting Counselor Alsip IL

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.

Rev. Linda Brown-Jackson
(773) 669-5935
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Chicago State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Paul Newman
(708) 689-3799
Creative Counseling Services17127 S Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Missouri--Columbia
Year of Graduation: 1993
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
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Holly A Cox
(708) 277-6852
Personal Transformations19015 Jodi Road
Mokena, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Governors State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Mark Sharp
(630) 733-1854
Aiki Relationship Institute1010 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Kelly Huggins, LCSW
(630) 358-4293
Kelly Huggins, LCSW1010 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Family Conflict, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Aurora University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 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 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Samantha Chiariello
(708) 689-4684
Hoover & Associates16325 S. Harlem Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2009
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
$160 - $210
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Jolene Altman
(773) 219-1015
Jolene Altman, LCSW3245 Grove
Berwyn, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Loyola University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

L Philip River
(630) 557-6814
Heritage Professional Associates120 East Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: The University of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Judy Rudny LCSW
(630) 708-2804
Judy Rudny LCSW18 W. 1st St.
Hinsdale, IL
Qualification
School: Aurora University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Erika Gilyot-Montgomery
(773) 997-2527
GM Psychological Services, Inc7001 W North Ave
Oak Park, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: VA Constitution Program in Clin Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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