Parenting Counselor Charlotte NC

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.

Ms. Irene G Carroll
(704) 635-6107
2237 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Parenting, Addiction, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Wake Forest University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Latasha S McIlwaine
(704) 245-6353
Insightful Options, PLLC1409 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Substance Abuse, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster Univ.
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Awakenings Counseling Services
(704) 582-2582
Awakenings Counseling Services5200 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: UNC Charlotte
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Katherine Dail Jones
(704) 365-7777 x320
Cameron Valley Psychological &CounselingAssociates6809 Fairview
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Julie C Sandoval
(704) 750-8268
10801 Johnston Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna EAP

Amy Kunz
(980) 229-9492
1616 Cleveland Ave
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Arizona State
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Carol Capehart
(704) 313-5296 x126
Child and Family Development4012 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Autism, Parenting, Learning Problems, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cameron Valley Psychological &CounselingAssociates
(704) 365-7777 x320
Cameron Valley Psychological &CounselingAssociates6809 Fairview
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Sharika McFadden
(704) 323-6055
3s Love IncWt Harris
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Anger Management, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Ms. Miriam Louise Robinson
(704) 380-9005
1811 Sardis Road North
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Adoption
Qualification
School: Smith College School of Social Work
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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