Parenting Counselor Norman OK

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 Saltzman, MSW, LCSW
(405) 366-6068
2420 Springer Dr.,Suite 215
Norman, OK
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
University of OklahomaMaster of Social Work - 1979Academy of Certified Social WorkersOklahoma State Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers #0019
Insurance
Yes

Curtis Allen Swart
(405) 409-1362
Midwest City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ruth Burton-Pugh
(405) 601-2307
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Allyn S Friedman
(405) 425-0355
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jane F Coldwell
(405) 367-9958
Enid1420 W. Owen K. Garriott, Road, Bldg. 1
Enid, OK
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Craig Long
(405) 306-4234
Norman, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Conley
(405) 527-1785
Purcell, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr Mark D. Heaney, LPC, Fellow American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Minister of Word and Sac
(405) 820-6992
The Pasteur Medical Building,1111 North Lee, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Parenting
Gender
Male
Education
Bachelor's degree, Elem.Ed. Westminster College, Utah, M.Div. degree, Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, D.Min., Pastoral Counseling, Phillips Theol. Seminary, Tulsa. Training in Mediation and Spiritual Direction (3yrs.), OKC. Fellow in the AAPC.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Inner Peace Pastoral Counseling, PLLC

Richard Smith
(405) 478-0540
Oklahoma City, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Johnny R Cawlfield
(405) 309-9983
902 N Washington
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Oklahoma State University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Integris EAP

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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