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.

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

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

Ms. Tammy Delbruegge
(636) 329-4061
3025A High Ridge Blvd
High Ridge, MO
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Debbie Urban
(573) 340-9949
Private PracticeRR2 Box 26221 Pine Cone Lane
Piedmont, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Single Parents
Qualification
School: University of Missouri in St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Betsy Douglass
(314) 527-3090
77 West Port Plaza Drive
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Premarital Counseling, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: George Warren Brown Sch. of Soc. Work
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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

Ms. Toni Rahman
(573) 326-9999
623 Bluff Dale Dr.
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Life Coaching, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Missouri - School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Virginia Ives
(314) 394-8037 x2
Family Wellness Counseling, LC1200 South Lindbergh
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Christine Lakey
(636) 486-0964
120 East Avenue, Suite 6
Winfield, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Addiction, Self Esteem, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Brown School at Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
up to $40
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: 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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