Parenting Counselor Phoenix 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.

Mrs. Deanna Wahlheim
(480) 213-6058
Family Christian Counseling Center of Phoenix1300 E. Missouri, Ste A-100
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Parenting, Adoption, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Chapman University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Children
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Magellan Behavioral Health

Dr. Lorna Gale Cheifetz
(602) 492-4659
2633 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mr. Michael Harmon
(480) 630-1018
Safe Journey Counseling10149 N. 92nd Street Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: California State University Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Shawn M Rodrigues
(480) 409-2390
The Heart of the Matter, PLLC
Tempe, AZ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 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 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Francesca Schultz
(602) 492-7991
Sonoran Healing Center, LLC1130 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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

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

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

Mel Gardner
(480) 442-6981
14358 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Attachment, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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