Parenting Counselor Pasadena CA

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.

John W Bakaly
(626) 264-8396
130 S. Euclid Ave., Suite 8
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Southern California
Year of Graduation: 1988
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 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Eve M. Zukowski
(626) 667-4993
1055 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern California
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Andrew Whaling
(877) 725-6802
Marriage & Couples Counseling Institute Pasadena215 N. Marengo Ave,
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Communication & Conflict Management
Qualification
School: Art Therapist Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Lisa C Blum
(323) 570-4533
95 N Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Andrew Whaling - Marriage Couples Counseling
(877) 725-6802
Marriage & Couples Counseling Institute PasadenaAndrew Whaling, MFT
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Communication & Conflict Management, Parenting
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Maria Cruz Flores
(626) 385-8923
Flores Center for Family Counseling, Inc65 North Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
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
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Elisse Blinder
(626) 385-7933
595 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Infertility, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Craig Childress
(909) 907-9835
547 S. Marengo Ave, Ste. 105
Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: Pepperdine University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Jodi Kasper
(626) 539-4959
2459 Mission St.
San Marino, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: California State University Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Ria Severance
(626) 354-4334
1910 Huntington Drive #16
South Pasadena, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Executive Development Consulting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Masters of Science in Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$200 - $250
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Client pays at time of service & bills i

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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