Parenting Counselor Dickson TN

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.

Resilience Counseling & Psychiatric Services
(615) 229-6384
Resilience Counseling & Psychiatric Services406 N. Main Street
Kingston Springs, TN
Specialties
Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of South Alabama
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kris Hilton
(615) 601-0598
Gallatin, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Boundaries
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Wendy Pitts Reeves
(865) 681-2869 x1
307 High Street
Maryville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Addiction
Qualification
School: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Joan W Bruce
(615) 538-5881
Babb Center105 Music Village Blvd.
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Allison Edwards
(615) 745-1226
1410 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I will complete paperwork

Mr. Jeremy Johnson
(615) 745-1177
The Connection Place100 Hazel Path
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Harding University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Melody Ford
(615) 208-7185
220 Town Center Parkway
Spring Hill, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Adjustment Disorder
Qualification
School: Abilene Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Keith B Fussell
(901) 235-2988
Christian Counseling Center2855 Summer Oaks Drive
Bartlett, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Harding University Graduate School of Religio
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Angela Mathew
(423) 273-5493
145 Southeast Parkway
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Kentucky
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Tracy Steyer
(615) 671-4163
1126 Liberty Pike
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 9 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
$110 - $120
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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