Parenting Counselor Cedar Hill TX

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.

Trigg A Even
(972) 360-8745
The Rhitmus Group, PLLC200 S. 14th Street, Suite 140
Midlothian, TX
Specialties
Therapy for Wellness and Growth, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Texas A&M University-Commerce
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Tracy G Murphy
(817) 484-6751
777 N Walnut Creek
Mansfield, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Megan Lee
(817) 657-8495
Family First Counseling7203 S Cooper Street
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Amanda G Johnson
(817) 330-8156
5620 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Wesleyan University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Jane H Phillips
(817) 203-3453
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Texas at Arlington
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mrs. Jessica L Rogers
(817) 406-5521
Solutions CounselingIn the Tuscan Suites @
Mansfield, TX
Specialties
Behavioral Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Dallas Baptist University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 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
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Teresa Lynn Franklin
(817) 203-8782
Center Street Counseling777 North Walnut Creek Drive
Mansfield, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Dallas Baptist University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 4 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
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Steven R Shepherd
(817) 442-3448
Shepherd Guidance & Consulting, Inc.
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Angelo State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ 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
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Dr. Willis, Psychologist
(817) 405-4986
Dr. Willis, Psychologist2340 West Interstate 20
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Domestic Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Tech University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Assurance Health

Mrs. Stacia' Alexander
(469) 665-8271
Positive Influences8828 N. Stemmons Frwy.
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Life Coaching, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Amberton University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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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