Parenting Counselor Owatonna MN

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.

Ms. Suzanne Dresser
(507) 697-1960
Suzanne M. Dresser, M.A., LPC Counseling Services170 Landmark Dr., #A
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: SCHRC

Suzanne M. Dresser Counseling Services
(507) 724-6379
Suzanne M. Dresser Counseling Services170 Landmark Dr., #A
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of MN
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: American Behavioral

Mrs. Karen Heyer
(715) 318-2446
The House of Hope3411 St. Croix Trail South
Afton, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, children with special n, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Alfred Adler Institute
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Steve J. Ruff
(612) 293-9348 x33
Steven J. Ruff, M.A., LMFT LLC6607 18th Ave. S.
Richfield, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I am out of network with insurance plans

Jon Newcomb Counseling Services
(612) 293-0496
Jon Newcomb Counseling Services1340 81st Ave NE
Spring Lake Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Joye Lavonne Wolf
(507) 455-2008
Owatonna, MN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Reverend Gary R Sandberg
(763) 250-1730
Life Counseling Center/Lord of Life Church14501 Nowthen Blvd NW
Ramsey, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Sexual addiction and abuse
Qualification
School: Alfred Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Mary Kay Lowe
(612) 326-9189
Mary Kay Lowe, MA LMFT7200 France Ave. So. #223
Edina, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Saint Mary''s University of Minnesota
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+)
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Sara Anne Cosgrove
(952) 314-5473
Useful Perspectives Therapy, LLC5407 Excelsior Blvd.
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Beth Prendi
(952) 239-3532
Hope and Healing Therapy Center, LLC5407 Excelsior Blvd. Suite B
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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