Parenting Counselor Dekalb IL

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. Natalia Vinokur
(815) 501-5974
TriCounty Counseling302 Fisk Ave
Dekalb, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Northern Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Barton Grow
DeKalb, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Andrea Broska
(815) 748-2010
DeKalb, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Linda S Herreid
(847) 920-7966
1609 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Kathleen Backus
(309) 751-4943
6 Heartland Drive Suite C
Bloomington, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Depression
Qualification
School: Bradley University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Jessica Littlefield
(815) 216-5532 x3
LivingRite, The Center for Behavioral Medicine1958 Aberdeen Ct.
Sycamore, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Shannon Underwood
(815) 756-4875
DeKalb, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Suzanne M Krzyzek
(815) 754-5727
DeKalb, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Katherine J Juozaitis
(630) 557-6638
Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. & Associates, PC528 W. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Roosevelt University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Pam Cohen
(847) 681-3992
Compass Parent CoachingPO Box 556
Glencoe, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: National-Louis University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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