Parenting Counselor Peoria AZ

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. Janeen Wells
(623) 237-9558
JKL Professional Counseling Services, LLC15396 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Ottawa University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

TellMe Coaching LLC
(602) 635-2801
TellMe Coaching LLC83rd Ave. & Jomax
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Life Coaching, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Case Western Reserve University
Year of Graduation: 1997
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

Mrs. Kimberly G. Bailey
(520) 704-8108
18001 N. 79th Avenue
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Infertility, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Chapman University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Cesar G. Gamez
(800) 782-4495
My Balanced Life Counseling2060 W. Whispering Wind Drive
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Cynthia J Spencer
(480) 428-2657
34406 N 27th Dr.
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Behavioral Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Dr. Amy Serin
(623) 824-5051
The Serin Center10200 W Happy Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fielding Graduate University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Sonia Jurek
(623) 414-9299
18001 N 79th Avenue
Glendale, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of San Diego
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: SOME INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED

Mrs. Sara Listar-Guest
(480) 420-4638
Arizona Family Therapy2525 W. Greenway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Tonya Kinnaman
(623) 688-8994
Breathe Again Counseling, LLC34225 North 27th Drive
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Northern Arizona University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Karla A Mueller-Schrader
(623) 209-8331
Arrowhead Neuropsychology10451 W. Palmeras Drive, Ste.126C
Sun City, AZ
Specialties
ADHD, Autism, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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