Parenting Counselor Carmel 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.

Dr. Charles S Shinaver III
(317) 883-7929
9640 N Augusta Rd
Carmel, IN
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: De Paul University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Lawrence B Lennon
(317) 891-5897
Lennon & Associates, PC2633 East 136th Street
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Attachment Disorders, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Miami University
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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

Ms. Priscilla McGraw
(317) 606-2616
7002 GrahamRd. #2247002 Grahm Road
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict
Qualification
School: Christian Theological Seminary MFT Program
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Dr. Anne K Conley-Goldstein
(317) 300-5432
SHINING TIMES PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, LLC3077 East 98th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$140 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Melanie Kay Stone
(317) 560-7422
3077 E. 98th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: Ball State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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

Lisa M. Patton
(317) 550-4896
1555 West Oak Street
Zionsville, IN
Specialties
Play Therapy, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas at Arlington
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Samantha Wright
Wright Counseling Services
(317) 250-5414
13295 Merdian Corners Blvd Ste 111
Carmel, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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