Parenting Counselor Mankato MN

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.

Julie Boertje
(507) 216-7792
Creative Counseling Solutions510 Long Street
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Domestic Abuse
Qualification
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Suzanne Dresser
(507) 697-1960
Suzanne M. Dresser, M.A., LPC Counseling Services170 Landmark Dr., #A
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: SCHRC

Ms. Beth Prendi
(952) 239-3532
Hope and Healing Therapy Center, LLC5407 Excelsior Blvd. Suite B
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Sharon F Swanson
(507) 322-3741
2179 Stewart Avenue, Unit #2
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Emotional Disturbance, Parenting, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: MN School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Bryan J. Cole
(612) 360-2442
Birchwood Therapy, LLC277 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Family Conflict
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Joanne Harste
(763) 575-8729
Joanne M. Harste, MA, LMFT, LLC13750 Crosstown Drive
Andover, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network provider

Kelly Dial
(612) 568-7923
Adlerian Counseling Center1500 McAndrews Road W
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Empty Nest Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Jennifer M Ketz
(612) 354-8059
Ketz Therapy5821(W) S Cedar Lake Rd
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Sex Therapy, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of St. Thomas
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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Katherine J Haskin
(651) 560-3512
Katherine Haskin, MA, LMFT, PLLC700 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Wayzata, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: The Adler School of Professional Studies
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jon Newcomb Counseling Services
(612) 293-0496
Jon Newcomb Counseling Services1340 81st Ave NE
Spring Lake Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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