Parenting Counselor Perryville MO

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.

Michelle A Riehn
(573) 547-9943
Perryville, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Laura Shaughnessy
(816) 852-0947
8080 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Daniel Williger
(314) 712-0365
10820 Sunset Office Dr.
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Louis University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ann L Hakan
(816) 531-6777
Ann Hakan Counseling116 W 47th St
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict
Qualification
School: George Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. T Adam Lynch
(816) 760-2389
Westowne Office Park
Liberty, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Bethel University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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
$30 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Brenda K Schmidt
(573) 547-9963
Perryville, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Diane Rankin
(314) 200-0399
889 S Brentwood Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Emily Mistele
(816) 298-9416
Comforting Faith Counseling Services306 SE 4th Street
Lees Summit, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: 1 Year
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
$70+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of network provider

Mrs. Diane Marie Keith
(816) 659-3318
The Ministry of Wellspring95th & State Line Road
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Emily D Marshall
(417) 895-9764
Center for Resolutions, LLC2124 W Chesterfield Blvd., D102
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Missouri State University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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