Parenting Counselor Mabank TX

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.

Delee L D'Arcy
(713) 338-9041
Bayside Family Therapy3027 Marina Bay Drive
League City, TX
Specialties
Women's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston - Clear Lake
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Miss. Amanda Lea Collins
(210) 598-6947
Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement500 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Family Conflict, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
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
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Lisa L Peterson
(512) 540-5313
Lisa L Peterson Marriage and Family Counseling1315 Sam Bass Circle
Round Rock, TX
Specialties
Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Texas State University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Julie Gowen
(210) 853-0322
16607 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Our Lady of the Lake University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ 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+)
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Lourdes M Valdes
(713) 338-9250 x240
Tarnow Center for Self-Management1001 West Loop South
Houston, TX
Specialties
OCD, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: University of Pittsburgh
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Mrs. Celeste Inman
(210) 441-3241
15110 Jones Maltsberger
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Domestic Abuse, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Andrea Baum Play Therapy
(214) 699-6279
Medical Biofeedback7515 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Reciept to file with Ins.

Dr. Susan Gwaltney
(972) 662-8926
Success Skills3504 Virgo Drive
Plano, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Women''s Univesity
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Josue R Maymi
(713) 338-9204
Clear Solutions Counseling3401 Louisiana
Houston, TX
Specialties
Creating Intimate Relationships, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Angela R Settle
(281) 826-2978
Settle Counseling1002 Gemini Street
Houston, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Adult Child/Parent Relationships, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Saint Edward''s University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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