Parenting Counselor Mountlake Terrace WA

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.

Ms. Nadya Petkova
(206) 504-3142
20102 Cedar Valley Rd
Lynnwood, WA
Specialties
Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 7 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
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Urmi S Saraiya
(253) 214-9616
DUVS Counseling and Consultation14803 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Infertility
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Kaji S Martinez
(253) 200-9389
555 Dayton St
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: City University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. D. Sarah Peterson
(425) 610-8997
611 Main Street
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of Chicago School
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Cassandra J Ellsworth
(360) 529-3795
Little Bird Child & Family Therapy23634 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA
Specialties
Infant & Preschool Mental Health, Parenting, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 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
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: First Choice Health

Jennifer Gross
(253) 245-1884
19520 66 Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Seattle University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Kenneth N Asher
(206) 451-7619
16840 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Parenting, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt
Year of Graduation: 1987
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 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Colleen C. Holbrook
(253) 245-1687
420 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parening Plans, Co-Parent Counselin, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of Washington
Year of Graduation: 1994
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: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Darcy Hakkarainen
(425) 610-9961
Sanctuary Psychological Services23107 100th Ave W
Edmonds, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Marriage Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Iona College
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Katrina Hanawalt
(360) 529-3131
Little Bird Child & Family Therapy23634 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA
Specialties
Infant and Preschool Mental Health, Parenting, Family Conflict, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 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
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
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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