Parenting Counselor Fenton MO

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.

Dr. Daniel Williger
(314) 712-0365
10820 Sunset Office Dr.
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Louis University
Year of Graduation: 1989
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
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cathy Wilhelmi
(314) 828-2502
Harmony DBT9800 Watson Road
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Personality Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-St Louis
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: GHP

Ms. Tammy Delbruegge
(636) 329-4061
3025A High Ridge Blvd
High Ridge, MO
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Glen Doherty: Counselor, Life Coach, Speaker
(314) 403-1443
Glen Doherty: Counselor, Life Coach, Speaker223A S Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO
Specialties
Life Coaching, Parenting children and adolescents, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Susan C Cassimatis
(314) 828-2567
Pathways for Change, LLC12813 Flushing Meadows Dr
Des Peres, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, ADHD, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Miss. Jessica *megan* Davis
(314) 223-4306
Jessica Megan Davis. LPC10820 Sunset Office Dr
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, ADHD
Qualification
School: Southeast Missouri State University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cathy Wilhelmi
(314) 828-2502
Harmony DBT471 South Clay
Kirkwood, MO
Specialties
Personality Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-St Louis
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: GHP

Megan Wolf
(314) 527-1267
Megan B. Wolf, MSW112 West Jefferson Street
Kirkwood, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem

Virginia Ives
(314) 394-8037 x2
Family Wellness Counseling, LC1200 South Lindbergh
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Courtney Schaefer
(314) 227-9548
Family and Play, LLC425 Marshall Avenue
Webster Groves, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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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