Parenting Counselor Elk Grove Village 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.

Lynn Barrette
(224) 366-9310
Dynamic Counseling Services637 E Golf Road, Suite 210
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Spirituality, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Wayne State University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Paul McNulty
(708) 274-7232
One Tiffany Pointe #100
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Patricia Robbins
(630) 640-1885
110 Schiller St.
Elmhurst, IL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adler School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Katie Diehl
(847) 299-3400 x4
Marks & Associates1580 N Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Roosevelt University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Linda S Levi
(224) 323-6922
1580 N Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Roosevelt University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Lynn Barrette
(224) 366-9310
Dynamic Counseling Services662 E. Northwest Hwy
Mount Prospect, IL
Specialties
Spirituality, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Wayne State University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Dave Evans
(224) 757-4181
FamilyWerks
Inverness, IL
Specialties
Family Conflict, Coping Skills, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Trinity International University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Center for Contextual Change - DuPage
(630) 233-9717 x1
Center for Contextual Change - DuPage180 W Park Ave
Elmhurst, IL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Univ of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Dathan A Paterno
(847) 416-0215
Park Ridge Psychological Services36 Main Street
Park Ridge, IL
Specialties
Evaluations (ADHD, LD), Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Monica Kathuria
(312) 945-7597
Encircle Psychological Services, LLC1701 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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