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.

Jessica L. Shepard - Master Of Arts - Lpc Intern - Dr. Linda Metcalf - Phd Lmft Lpc Supervisor
(817) 756-7548
Ultimate Life Counseling2900 W. Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Mood Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Wesleyan University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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.

Wimberley Child & Family Counseling
(512) 649-0231
Wimberley Child & Family Counseling12111 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Margaret Ann Cockrell-Phife
(214) 785-0329
3611 Springbrook Street
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Domestic Abuse
Qualification
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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

Megan Lee
(817) 657-8495
Family First Counseling7203 S Cooper Street
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
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

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

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

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

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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