Parenting Counselor Parker CO

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.

Mrs. Christa Kay-Clarke
(303) 578-3827
CK Counseling, LLC
Parker, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Regis University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Victor B Herring
(303) 900-5678
7500 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Denver University
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Alan Zimmerman
(720) 248-8990
7400 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: almost all

Matt Johnson
(720) 399-1203
Voyages Counseling Ministry9220 Teddy Lane Suite 1500
Lone Tree, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Vanguard University of Southern California
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. David W Zierk
(720) 213-5678
familyWORKZ7120 East Orchard Road
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Denver
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kevin Bert
(720) 388-1251
Mile High Behavioral Health, LLC13780 E Rice Place
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Univ. of Denver
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Camille L. Reich
(303) 900-5913
The Point at Inverness
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Year of Graduation: 2008
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
$60 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Kimberly J Lubuguin
(720) 213-5706
7500 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Syracuse University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Lone Tree Behavioral Health
(720) 340-3895
Lone Tree Behavioral Health9362 Teddy Ln
Lone Tree, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Denver Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Danielle McDowell
(720) 388-1086
Denver Counseling and Therapy7995 E Prentice
Greenwood Village, CO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Infertility, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Denver
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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