Parenting Counselor Marshall 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.

Monica McGowan, LPC
(915) 209-3957
Monica McGowan, LPC1520 N. Campbell St.
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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. Jennifer Welch
(713) 338-9208
Spectrum Center4100 Westheimer
Houston, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Texas A&M University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Rachael R Chisholm
(972) 478-1296
Genesis Christian Counseling407 N Rockwall St
Terrell, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Abilene Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Deborah Hart Roberson
(512) 649-2360
Roberson Counseling Center665 W Loop 230
Smithville, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Sam Houston State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mrs. Jennifer Cain
(281) 645-9512
Willow Counseling Services504 Spring Hill Dr, Ste 360
The Woodlands, TX
Specialties
Children under 10, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Sam Houston State University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna PPO

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

Mrs. Lisa L Peterson (supervised By Dr Kelly Barnett)
(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: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Paula Riggs
(512) 402-6466
Tonglin Counseling Services1101 Arrow Point Dr
Cedar Park, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: TX State University
Year of Graduation: 2002
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
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Ron L Roberts
(903) 229-6571
Tyler Counseling & Assessment Center, LLP1121 E Southeast Loop 323
Tyler, TX
Specialties
ADHD, Parenting, Dyslexia and Learning Assessments, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas at Tyler
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $110
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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