Parenting Counselor Old Hickory TN

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.

Mr. Jeremy Johnson
(615) 745-1177
The Connection Place100 Hazel Path
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Harding University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Tony A Halton
(615) 239-1135
Halton Psychological Consultants223 Madison Street
Madison, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Tennessee
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kris Hilton
(615) 601-0598
Gallatin, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Boundaries
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Years In Practice: 1 Year
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
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Patricia M Hothorn
(615) 745-1017
7003 Chadwick Drive
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of NC at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mr. Daviid Wright
(615) 383-5558
2323 21st Avenue South Suite 304
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Joan W Bruce
(615) 538-5881
Babb Center105 Music Village Blvd.
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Allison Edwards
(615) 745-1226
1410 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I will complete paperwork

Ms. Jacquelyn M Larson
(615) 412-1065
The Center for Marriage and the Family6001 Jackson Square
La Vergne, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Middle Tennessee State University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
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: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Elizabeth Larson
(615) 326-5976
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, family therapy, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Donna Southworth
Donna Southworth, LCSW
(615) 370-8473
7003 Chadwick Dr., Suite 152 P. O. Box 2371
Brentwood, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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