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.

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

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

Ms. Amy Einspruch
(214) 620-0918
Amy T. Einspruch & Associates, P.C.5600 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University School of Prof. Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 15+ 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
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

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

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

Dr. Glenn A Brown
(214) 901-7318
1815 West 15th
Plano, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Texas Woman''s University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: MHN/Managed Health Network

Mrs. Stacia' Alexander
(469) 665-8271
Positive Influences8828 N. Stemmons Frwy.
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Life Coaching, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Amberton University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Dr. Sandra W. Froese
(972) 528-9215
The Institute for Healthy Families of North Texas
Mckinney, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Texas A&M-Commerce
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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

Ms. Mary Graves
(817) 264-7832
6470 CampBowie Blvd6470 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Womans University
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

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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