Parenting Counselor Elk River 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.

Mr. Gerald A Kern
(763) 260-1971
KERN COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, INC21850 Territorial Road
Rogers, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s College/Adler Institute
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Blue Plus

Ms. Joan Pechauer
(763) 273-5913
7382 Kirkwood Court
Maple Grove, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: San Jose State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jodi Helseth
(763) 234-0240
277 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Hardship Fee

Bryan J. Cole
(612) 360-2442
Birchwood Therapy, LLC277 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Family Conflict
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Deborah Link
(763) 280-7577
Link Therapy & Mediation21000 Rogers Dr
Rogers, MN
Specialties
Divorce, Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Bethel University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. David Swan
(952) 479-4164
11108 Zealand Ave. N.
Champlin, MN
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Family Conflict, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Maureen Ann Daugherty
(612) 284-0725
COR Counseling Services, LLC3361 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Joanne Harste
(763) 575-8729
Joanne M. Harste, MA, LMFT, LLC13750 Crosstown Drive
Andover, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network provider

Libby Collins, MA, LMFT
(763) 354-0508
21000 Rogers Drive, Ste 100, Ro
Rogers, MN
 
Libby K Collins
(763) 354-0508
Northwinds Counseling21000 Rogers Drive
Rogers, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$20 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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