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
 
Mr. David Swan
(952) 479-4164
11108 Zealand Ave. N.
Champlin, MN
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Family Conflict, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Gerald A Kern
(763) 260-1971
KERN COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, INC21850 Territorial Road
Rogers, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s College/Adler Institute
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Blue Plus

Cottage Counselors
(855) 456-8567 x3
Cottage Counselors17113 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Jodi Helseth
(763) 234-0240
277 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Hardship Fee

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

Dr. Sharon F Swanson
(507) 322-3741
2179 Stewart Avenue, Unit #2
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Emotional Disturbance, Parenting, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: MN School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: 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: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Maureen Ann Daugherty
(612) 284-0725
COR Counseling Services, LLC3361 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
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
Average Cost
$50 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Steve J. Ruff
(612) 293-9348 x33
Steven J. Ruff, M.A., LMFT LLC6607 18th Ave. S.
Richfield, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 1995
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 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I am out of network with insurance plans

Ms. Beth Prendi
(952) 239-3532
Hope and Healing Therapy Center, LLC14031 Burnhaven Drive
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: 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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