Parenting Counselor Galesburg 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.

James D Ray
(309) 221-7437
Galesburg, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

The Midwest Relationship Center
(618) 505-4111
The Midwest Relationship Center6 Emerald Terrace
Swansea, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: SBTS
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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

Dr. Christine Decker
(847) 920-4795
Long Grove Psychological Associates211 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL
Qualification
School: Adler
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 9 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: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Douglas N Neal
(815) 828-4356
Neal Psychological Specialties, LTD185 Heritage Dr
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Forest Institute of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Lawrence Yee
(309) 344-4200
Galesburg, IL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Thomas F Colley
(630) 478-8570
5215 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Anger Management, Divorce, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Fresno
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Nancy S Roberts
(217) 861-4763
Custom Counseling Services2205 E. University Ave.
Urbana, IL
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Eastern Illinois University
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Marie-Pierre Sernatinger
(847) 920-4250
466 Central Avenue
Northfield, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Addiction, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. Mark A. Pishotta
(847) 461-3509
Pishotta Counseling Services7115 Virginia Road
Crystal Lake, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: 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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