Parenting Counselor La Crosse WI

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.

Ms. Diane M Walker
(608) 729-7882 x280
Stein Counseling and Consulting505 King St. Ste 128
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Self Esteem, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: UW-Platteville
Year of Graduation: 1987
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
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mary Turner
(608) 498-3183
La Crosse, WI
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Peter John Graskamp
(262) 317-9159
Cornerstone Counseling Services10850 W. Park Place
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Divorce / Co-Parenting Coach, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Marquette University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Please call to check insurance benefits

Veronica Sosa
(262) 563-2981
LifeStriders, Inc.w288s290 Elmhurst Dr
Waukesha, WI
Specialties
Depression, Reactive Attachment Disorders/Attac, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: National University, La Jolla
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ms. Gina M Greatens
(920) 455-8370
Fox View Behavioral Health
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Edgewood College
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Stein Counseling
(608) 509-7370 x222
Stein Counseling571 Braund Street
Onalaska, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Winona State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Jennifer Wilson
(608) 785-8013
La Crescent, MN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Career Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mr. John P Rader
(262) 416-1934
Care & Counsel, sc13700 W. National Ave.
New Berlin, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ComPsych

Ms. Mary M. Gjermo
(608) 509-9241
103 Scott Street
Cambridge, WI
Specialties
Parenting, Life Coaching, OCD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Univ. of ICY
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Diane M Walker
(608) 729-7882 x280
Stein Counseling and Consulting505 King St. Ste 128
La Crosse, WI
Specialties
Self Esteem, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: UW-Platteville
Year of Graduation: 1987
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
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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