Parenting Counselor Grand Junction CO

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.

Caroline Dohm
(970) 614-5994
951 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: University of Colorado-Denver
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: TRICARE

Dr. Jeffrey I Dolgan
(720) 316-7088
727 E 16th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Ohio State University
Year of Graduation: 1967
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Alan Zimmerman
(720) 248-8990
7400 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
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
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: almost all

Dr. Kimberly J Lubuguin
(720) 213-5706
7500 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Syracuse University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Nancy Nunes
(303) 579-8572
Enriching Families Now2825 Marine Street Suite 206
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Parenting, Loss or Grief, Child or Adolescent, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Conn. School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Robert L Etenburn
Grand Junction, CO
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shari M Hardies
(303) 816-8712
1255 Cimarron Dr
Lafayette, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anger Management, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Colorado State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Mary V. Schulte
(720) 466-2108
Mary Schulte, LCSW11811 Upham Street
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Learning Disabilities, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Denver University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Marc Esenwein
(303) 569-4344
732 Front St. Louisville, CO 80027519 W Spruce Way
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Adolescent risk factors, Family Conflict, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: UT
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ 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
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem

Camille L. Reich
(303) 900-5913
The Point at Inverness
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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