Parenting Counselor Chaska 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.

Ms. Jane A Hodgdon
(952) 479-5898
600 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Addiction, Domestic Abuse, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University of Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Vicky Stachura
(952) 373-0419
.6542 Regency Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Univ of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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

Ms. Michelle Hunt-Graham
(651) 968-4981
Inside Out Life Development700 Twelve Oaks Center Dr
Wayzata, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
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
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medical Assistance

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

Sydney Rosenberg
(651) 760-7015
Encourage34 Water Street
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Kelly Beggin
(952) 373-0417
Talk Therapy, Ltd6542 Regency Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Couples Counseling/Coaching, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Saint Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Ms. Katherine J Haskin
(651) 560-3512
Katherine Haskin, MA, LMFT, PLLC700 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Wayzata, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: The Adler School of Professional Studies
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Marsha Molinari
(952) 314-3943
Changing Lifestyle Counseling Center11900 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: College of St. Catherines
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
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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