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

PROSPERITY parent consultation & support
(541) 233-4656
PROSPERITY parent consultation & support
Stayton, OR
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict
Qualification
School: Oregon State University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 4 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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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

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

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

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

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Ms. Risa Hobson
(503) 567-4471
Way Truth Life Counseling6536 SE Duke Street
Portland, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Western Seminary
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mrs. Maria Cristina Isaza-Chapman
(971) 832-5650
Transitions12250 SW 2nd St
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Notre Dame de Namur University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: upon client request

Ms. Karen Hays
(971) 248-0984 x2
Liberty Mental Health Clinic LLC145 Wilson Street SE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Ms. Lisa A Lieberman
(503) 567-2262
Lisa A Lieberman, LCSW15100 South West Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Autism, parenting children with special nee, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: San Diego State University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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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