Parenting Counselor Guthrie OK

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.

Mr. Micah Perkins
(405) 367-0823
Perkins Counseling1300 East Ninth Street
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cameron University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Pamela White
(405) 587-0424
Edmund, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Wayne Dallas
(405) 245-7590
Edmond, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Caryn Gordon
(405) 615-9376
Edmond, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jo Ann Howse, MS, LPC, LMFT NCC, LLC
(918) 236-8921
Jo Ann Howse, MS, LPC, LMFT NCC, LLC6670 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, life transitions, women's issues
Qualification
School: Northeastern State University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Randy Crownover
(405) 455-8209
3233 East Memorial
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Southern Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Michael Swafford, Psy.D., L.P.C., NCC
(405) 844-7793
105 S. Bryant, Suite 302
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Education
1969 Bachelor of Arts- Psychology1987 Master of Science- Counseling Psychology1999 Doctor of Psychology- Clinical at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology2000 Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Dependency OUHSC Dept of Psychiatry
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Michael D. Swafford, Psy.D., P.C.

Alison Squire
New Leaf Counseling1755 W. 33rd Street
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Postpartum Issues, Divorce, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Southern Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Linda Van Valkenburg-Bishop
(918) 280-9654
2615 E. 15TH STREET
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Oklahoma State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Cynthia Dawson Naff
(918) 280-8699
Positive Behavioral Strategies/Naff Assessments1719 S Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Problems, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Northeastern State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: 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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