Parenting Counselor Pearland TX

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.

Angela R Settle
(281) 826-2978
Settle Counseling1002 Gemini Street
Houston, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Adult Child/Parent Relationships, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Saint Edward''s University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Stacey Ecord
(281) 407-3473
Stacey Ecord, LPC, PLLC1002 Gemini
Houston, TX
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Stephen F. Austin State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ 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
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Delee L D'Arcy
(713) 338-9041
Bayside Family Therapy3027 Marina Bay Drive
League City, TX
Specialties
Women's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston - Clear Lake
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Michele G Zamora
(713) 338-9045
4902 Travis St
Houston, TX
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Betsy Smith
(832) 460-6765
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Vincent Ray Newman
(281) 394-1674
17045 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Walden University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Sandra Dwyer
(713) 338-9033
Pro-Act Counseling Center3741 Red Bluff Suite, C315
Pasadena, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anger Management, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Nancy Illback Cook
(713) 587-9977
private practice4500 Bissonnet St
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Lynn M McLean
(713) 338-9266
Helping Hands Pediatric Therapy2 Chelsea Boulevard
Houston, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Autism & Developmental Delays, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Houston GSSW
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Payment plans available.

Mr. Josue R Maymi
(713) 338-9204
Clear Solutions Counseling3401 Louisiana
Houston, TX
Specialties
Creating Intimate Relationships, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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