Parenting Counselor Hood River OR

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.

Shirley DeArmond
(509) 493-4660
White Salmon, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jacci Jones
(503) 967-8234
3000 NW Stucki Pl. #230
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Addiction, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Syracuse University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Elizabeth Fisher-McKinnon
(541) 526-7218
Healthy BondsCommunity Counseling Center of Ashland
Ashland, OR
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 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
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Angela Simper
(541) 357-9912
1910 Elm Avenue Ste. 104
Medford, OR
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Oregon University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$40 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Linda Sheppard
(971) 205-2956
Adoption and Family Counseling Services4660 NE Belknap Court
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Infertility, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Capella University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Gray-Davis Donna
(541) 386-4450
1942 12th St
Hood River, OR

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Mrs. Wendy Frankle
(971) 832-5637
5695 Hood Street
West Linn, OR
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Lewis and Clark
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Healthy Marriages
(541) 237-7015
Healthy Marriages291 W 12th Avenue
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: California State Hayward
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Michael Alter
(503) 567-4348
10373 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Angela Brown
(541) 357-9912
1910 Elm Avenue Ste. 104
Medford, OR
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Oregon University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 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
$50 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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