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

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

Ms. Jane A Hodgdon
(952) 479-5898
600 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Addiction, Domestic Abuse, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University of Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Maureen Ann Daugherty
(612) 284-0725
COR Counseling Services, LLC3361 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler Graduate School
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
Average Cost
$50 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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

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

Ms. Vicky Stachura
(952) 373-0419
.6542 Regency Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Univ of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Marsha Molinari
(952) 314-3943
Changing Lifestyle Counseling Center11900 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: College of St. Catherines
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Lynne Silva-Breen
(612) 217-4184
Inspiring Change +1500 McAndrews Rd. W
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argosy University, Twin Cities
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out-of-Network provider

Ms. Dewina Kraus
(507) 322-3752
Bluestem Center for Child and Family Development124 Elton Hill Ln NW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Bethel Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $240
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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