Parenting Counselor Olathe KS

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.

Dr. Tricia Brown
(913) 624-1199
2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Family Conflict, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Idaho State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 15+ 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
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Mrs. Taasha Smith
(913) 254-3252
Willow Creek Counseling11261 Strang Line Rd.
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Mid America Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2008
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+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Marriage and Family Therapy Center
(913) 667-4660
Marriage and Family Therapy Center7451 Switzer
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of Kansas
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Kristin "kk" Koetting
(913) 674-9355
Wellness & Well-being Solutions, LLC4901 W. 136th St
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Parenting, Life Coaching, Coping Skills
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-KC
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Brenda Walden
(913) 416-4448
8207 Melrose Dr. Suite 155
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Blended Families/ Co-Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kara G Thompson
(913) 662-1962
9400 Noland
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, New and Expecting Parents Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Friends University
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mrs. Stephanie Owensby
(816) 892-5487
c/o Willow Creek Counseling Center11261 Strang Line Rd
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Emotional Disturbance, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

J. Craig Waddle
(913) 624-1251
CrossPointe Counseling Center115 S. Sycamore
Gardner, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80

Lindee Petersen Wilson
(913) 732-1146
Prairie Star Counseling, Consulting, Compassion6801 W 121st Street
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Iowa
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: I provide information for client to subm

Dr. Ciloue Cheng Stewart
(913) 624-1532
Couples & Family Connection8629 Bluejacket Street
Lenexa, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, ADHD
Qualification
School: University of MN (Ph.D.); University of WI (MSE)
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
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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