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

Kate Allen
(971) 216-3777
406 NE 4th St.
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kathleen Kelley
(503) 967-9232
15110 Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Oregon Health and Sciences University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ruth Gibian
(503) 567-4221
2311 E Burnside
Portland, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Gay Lesbian Issues
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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

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

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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

Mr. Noel Chatroux
(541) 241-3747
550 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR
Specialties
Parenting, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: CSULB
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
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

Ms. Kathryn L Clowes
(971) 236-4101
1500 NW Bethany Boulevard
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Health Net

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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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