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

Ms. Alexandria Benthall
(618) 494-6159
Creve Coeur Counseling Associates10176 Corportate Square Drive
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Deborah K Rinehart
(816) 920-0413
Rinehart Counseling, Inc406 W 34th St
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Co-parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Kansas
Year of Graduation: 1984
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: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Debbie Urban
(573) 727-6007
Private PracticeRR2 Box 26221 Pine Cone Lane
Piedmont, MO
Specialties
Single Parents, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of Missouri in St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Susan C Cassimatis
(314) 828-2567
Pathways for Change, LLC12813 Flushing Meadows Dr
Des Peres, MO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, ADHD, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

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

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

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

Leigh Anne Johnson - Stepfamily Issues Coparenting
(816) 974-6914
Counseling Psychologists7611 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
StepFamily, Blended Family, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 9 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
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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