Parenting Counselor Gautier MS

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. Grad L Flick
(228) 285-1721
983 Howard Ave
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Miami
Year of Graduation: 1969
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$60 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ernest Temple
(228) 769-2315
Pascagoula, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jane Carolyn Cook
(228) 875-9303
Ocean Springs, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Marian Wingo
(228) 324-6686
Ocean Springs, MS
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Byron Galloway
(601) 706-9989
Imagine Behavioral Health1855 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: Mississippi College
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

William Hawkins
(601) 906-4968
Gautier, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Victoria Barlow
(228) 283-0374
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Divorce, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

April Krieger
(228) 806-7010
Biloxi, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bryan Ballard
(228) 594-9010
Biloxi, MS
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Susan M Neral
(601) 732-9972
742 Magnolia Street
Madison, MS
Specialties
Asperger's Disorder, Mood Disorder, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Mississippi State University
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$200+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: 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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