Parenting Counselor Bloomington IN

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.

Jody May LCSW, Counseling and Consultation
(812) 575-0992
Jody May LCSW, Counseling and Consultation517 N Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Couples and Marriage Counseling, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Indiana Univ., Purdue Univ., at Indianapolis
Year of Graduation: 1995
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
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Eleanor Malinoski
(812) 496-0935
Acacia Center, Inc.819 W. Franklin St.
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Autism, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Southern Indiana
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Thomas P Prendergast
(317) 758-3833
Life Recovery Center8150 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Addiction, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Mary R Wood
(574) 607-4806
227 N Dixieway
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Bethel College
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Advantage/MBHN

Ms. Donna Vaughan
(317) 723-6147
Brownsburg Behavioral Health Counseling & Consulting209 E. Main Street
Brownsburg, IN
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Ashland Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Native American
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Hyble Denise S
(812) 334-2858
205 N College Ave Ste 612
Bloomington, IN

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Dr. Jean A McCutchan
(574) 626-8918
Blue Heron Psychological Services22412 Spicewood Dr
Goshen, IN
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Andrews University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Jody Lillich Hughes
(574) 808-4496
Dr. Joseph R. Baunoch and Associates218 West Washington Street
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Cincinnati
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dawn K Kozarian
(317) 855-0829
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Indiana 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
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Dr. Amy L Rexroth
(317) 758-3718
Woodview Psychology Group70 East 91st Street
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Indianapolis
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
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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