Parenting Counselor Petal MS

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.

Lewis Bullock
(601) 544-4641
HATTIESBURG, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joy Weston Arnold
(601) 466-6334
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charissa Jones
(601) 818-4110
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kristie Roberts
(601) 271-7589
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amy Adelman
(601) 426-9614
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Barbieri, LCSW
(601) 543-0567
806 West Pine St
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Life Coaching,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Undergraduate degree in psychology/sociology. Masters in Social work from the University of Southern Mississippi. 5 years in a premier sexual addiction treatment center as the trauma therapist.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The URGES Clinic, LLC

Katie Newman Windham, LPC,NCC
(912) 441-7695
806 West Pine Street
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Insurance
No

Charlotte M Rahaim
(601) 584-9540
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dawn Hosey
(601) 264-3061
Hattiesburg, MS
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lab Test Depot
(601) 336-6380
4600 Hardy St, Ste 2
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
DNA Paternity Testing Alcohol Testing
Insurance
Not accepted
Membership Organizations
ADP

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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