Parenting Counselor Mount Pleasant MI

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.

Mr. Jon Steimel
Jon J Steimel, ACSW, LLC
(989) 968-4017
116 W Superior Street Suite 3
Alma, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Timothy S Hartshorne
(989) 774-6479
Mount Pleasant, MI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Stephanie H Silverman Horak
(616) 606-0970
Horak Family and Psychological Services, PC801 Broadway Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wheaton College
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Creative Counseling Solutions PLLC
(313) 334-4781
Creative Counseling Solutions PLLC18090 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Spirituality, Parenting
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Jennifer L. Bobicz
(734) 237-6897
Abundant Life Counseling
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern Michigan University
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Cesre McQuaid
(989) 772-5833
Mt Pleasant, MI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shawn Larry, LLMSW
(989) 750-1848
201 S. University
Mount Pleasant, MI
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Elderly Persons Disorders,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Clinical Master of Social Work from Michigan State University.Certificates in: Trauma Focused Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, Hospice: End of Life Communication, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Insurance
No

Dr. Steven Spector
(248) 487-9156
Steven Spector, Ph.D. P.C.5600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wayne State
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Ross L Flynn
(586) 646-8555
Rochester Family Therapy Clinic, PLLC71 Walnut Blvd
Rochester, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Wendy Essenburg
(248) 955-5909 x13
Agape Family Counseling575 E. Maple Road
Troy, MI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: The Union Institute and University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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