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

Cottage Counselors
(855) 456-8567 x3
Cottage Counselors17113 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2010
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
Average Cost
$70+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Martin J Schoen
(651) 356-6244
Home- & Community-based private practiceP.O. Box 130891
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of St. Thomas
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$170 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medica

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

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

Linnea Larson
(612) 208-9831
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of St. Thomas
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Pavek
(651) 674-3976
Sarah Pavek M.A,L.P.1437 Marshall Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
selective Mutism, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s college
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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