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.

Lynn M McLean
(713) 338-9266
Helping Hands Pediatric Therapy2 Chelsea Boulevard
Houston, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Autism & Developmental Delays, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Houston GSSW
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Payment plans available.

Ms. Sharon Scott
(972) 665-6359
LifeSkills for Positive Living6500 Preston Road
Frisco, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: American International College
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Brandy Schumann
(972) 886-8375
Therapy on the Square114 E. Louisiana St.
Mckinney, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Play, Activity, and Family Therapy
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 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
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Integrated Health Plan

Ms. Diana Zuniga
(210) 429-9262
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Loss or Grief, Life Coaching
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Eva Smejkal-Smith, MS, LMFTA
(713) 338-9097
Eva Smejkal-Smith, MS, LMFTA2203 Timberloch Place
The Woodlands, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Our Lady of the Lake
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Erin Holt
(469) 464-9929
3550 Parkwood Boulevard
Frisco, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network plans

Ms. Michele G Zamora
(713) 338-9045
4902 Travis St
Houston, TX
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Dana Hahn
(713) 338-9275
2203 Timberloch Pl
The Woodlands, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: Our Lady of the Lake University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Anisha Shah
(214) 513-3507
Collin County Counseling120, S. Central Expressway
Mckinney, TX
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Marta Garcia Rodriguez
(956) 508-3886
1418 Beech
Mcallen, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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