Parenting Counselor Murphy NC

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.

Debra Mathis
(828) 837-3900
Murphy, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Janet Kowalski
(706) 781-4469
Blairsville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Angela S McLean
(919) 234-5149
1008D Big Oak Court
Knightdale, NC
Specialties
Marriage/Couples Therapy, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Elissa N Baldwin
(919) 299-0236
1829 East Franklin Street, Suite 900-B
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$50 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Katherine Conlon Hutchinson
(919) 724-5697
Peak Development Associates201 S. Salem St
Apex, NC
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Duke University
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Betty Jo Scharer
(706) 745-9711
Marlel, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. C Drew Edwards
(336) 484-1963
3802 Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Childhood Behavior Problems, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Jennifer Schwarz
(910) 401-3357
Anchor Psychological & Counseling Services16581 US Highway 17
Hampstead, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Thea Vondracek
(336) 289-9965
Chrysalis Counseling and Consultation Center, Inc.100 NC Highway 150 W
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina @ Greensboro
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Susan Ehrlich LCSW
(919) 344-0638 x1
Susan Ehrlich LCSW5613 Duraleigh Road
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Asperger's Syndrome, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ 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)
Average Cost
$110 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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