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. Rachelle A Sutten
(303) 900-7196
Aspen Counseling Center8361 S Sangre de Cristo Road
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Lifelong Educational and Psychological Services
(303) 747-4710 x100
Lifelong Educational and Psychological Services1175 Osage Street
Denver, CO
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Learning Disabilities, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Anne Maxwell
(303) 900-5872
Child & Family Play Therapy Center13761 West 85th Drive
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
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 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Mrs. Christa Kay-Clarke
(303) 578-3827
CK Counseling, LLC
Parker, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Regis University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 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
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

The Family Institute of Colorado
(303) 717-7023
The Family Institute of Colorado5738 Olde Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Family Therapy, Parenting, Oppositional Defiance, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Kevin Bert
(720) 388-1251
Mile High Behavioral Health, LLC13780 E Rice Place
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Univ. of Denver
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sarah M. Barkley, LCSW
(720) 439-9787
Sarah M. Barkley, LCSWhome-based therapy services (client''s home)
Golden, CO
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: State University of New York @ Buffalo
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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