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.

Miss. Amanda Lea Collins
(210) 598-6947
Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement500 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Family Conflict, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
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
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: 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

Mr. Steven R Shepherd
(817) 442-3448
Shepherd Guidance & Consulting, Inc.
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Angelo State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ 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
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Dr. Roger Ron Doss
(817) 534-2818
Family Counseling Center2401 Oakland Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 1992
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
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Kim Dee Reynolds
(214) 274-8524
Family Paradigm6611 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Autism, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Woman''s University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Kevin C. Lambert
(469) 557-2141
Johnson Neuropsychology1422 W. Main St.
Lewisville, TX
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Spalding University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Gina Galloway
(817) 601-7571
1660 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Richard Yohr
(281) 317-7721
Yohr Counseling Services, Inc.16350 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Indiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Dr. William Summy
(817) 264-7827
3840 Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: TWU
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110

Dr. Willis, Psychologist
(817) 405-4986
Dr. Willis, Psychologist2340 West Interstate 20
Arlington, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Domestic Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Tech University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Assurance Health

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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