Parenting Counselor O Fallon MO

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.

Jonathan Hart
(636) 566-0980
Agape Christian Counseling Services1000 Lake Saint Louis Blvd
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Covenant Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Main Street Counseling
(636) 634-1565
Main Street Counseling1286 Jungermann Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Univeristy of Missouri-St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Casey O'Donnell Jones
(636) 477-5548
608 Jefferson Street
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Betsy Douglass
(314) 527-3090
77 West Port Plaza Drive
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Premarital Counseling, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: George Warren Brown Sch. of Soc. Work
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mrs. Cindy Eisenbeis
Main Street Counseling, LLC
(636) 498-0700
1284 Jungerman Rd Suite B
St. Peters, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Heather A Cosby
(636) 634-1565
Main Street Counseling1286 Jungermann Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Univeristy of Missouri-St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Christine Lakey
(636) 486-0964
120 East Avenue, Suite 6
Winfield, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Addiction, Self Esteem, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Brown School at Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
up to $40
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Peggy Hinders
(636) 229-1059
16141 Swingley Ridge Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Lindenwood University
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Renee Gebhart
(314) 488-2384
Collaborative Marriage & Family Counseling1066 Executive Pkwy Dr
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Addiction, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Saint Louis University-Masters of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Norfleet Rand
Solutions Counseling Associates, LLC
(636) 449-6000
16020 Swingley Ridge Road Suite 130
Chesterfield, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Disorders, Spiritual/Relig
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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