Parenting Counselor Brainerd MN

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.

Center for Personal Counseling & Therapy
(218) 829-0787
5901 Jepson Rd
Baxter, MN
 
Ms. Becky A. Thacher-Bell
(651) 728-9162
6542 Regency Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Mrs. Sarah Pavek
(651) 674-3976
Sarah Pavek M.A,L.P.1437 Marshall Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
selective Mutism, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s college
Year of Graduation: 1991
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
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Michael R Borowiak
(952) 314-6316
Phoenix Process Consultants11812 Wayzata Blvd
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Reunification, Parenting Consulting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Augsburg
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ 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
$110 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Terry Riley
(507) 298-2479
Hope Counseling Center LLC3228 6th Ave. NE
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Saint Mary''s University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Native American
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Dewina Kraus
(507) 322-3752
Bluestem Center for Child and Family Development124 Elton Hill Ln NW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Bethel Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $240
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Joan Pechauer
(763) 273-5913
7382 Kirkwood Court
Maple Grove, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: San Jose State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Michelle C Peterson
(651) 301-8650
MN Mental Health Consulting7200 France Avenue South
Edina, MN
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Indiana State University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jon Newcomb Counseling Services
(612) 293-0496
Jon Newcomb Counseling Services1340 81st Ave NE
Spring Lake Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Jennifer M Ketz
(612) 354-8059
Ketz Therapy5821(W) S Cedar Lake Rd
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of St. Thomas
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
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

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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