Parenting Counselor Ashtabula OH

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.

Amelia Dunn
(440) 964-6875
Ashtabula, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Larry Pugel
(303) 410-8858
Geneva, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Gerontological Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Kathy Vavro
(440) 847-9945
Another Way: Mediation & Consultation Services41 East Erie Street
Painesville, OH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Cleveland State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Chris Nemeth
(614) 664-6303
Nemeth Counseling and Consultation25 North Street
Dublin, OH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: The Ohio State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Frances G Friedman
(216) 365-8891
Frances G Friedman, PhD23210 Chagrin Blvd
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi Universityh
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Cynthia Lemke
(440) 998-4210
Ashtabula, OH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Hands of Hope Counseling Services, LLC
(740) 569-3938
Hands of Hope Counseling Services, LLC581 Hebron Rd.
Heath, OH
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Ashland Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Stepping Stones Counseling Center
(419) 318-1229
Stepping Stones Counseling Center206 W. Lima St
Findlay, OH
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Esta Powell
(614) 568-9296
Powell Psychology Services, Inc.170 West Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Adult children of divorced parents, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Vilnius University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of network benefits

June Huelskamp
(513) 655-2237
10901 Reed-Hartman Highway
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Kentucky
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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