Parenting Counselor Pikeville KY

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.

Dr. Kelly McGraw Browning
(502) 324-3971
Pediatric Psychological Associates9700 Park Plaza Ave
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Chronic Pain or Illness, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Spalding University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Jonathan Shippey
(502) 414-1964
2210 Goldsmith Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Louisville Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Meg E Smedley
(502) 498-4922
Positive Psychology Solutions501 Washburn Ave.
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Louisville
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 8 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
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Shannon L. Hines, LCSW, LLC
(502) 354-2789
Shannon L. Hines, LCSW, LLC1562 Bardtown Road
Louisville, KY
Qualification
School: University Of Kentucky
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Suzette Turner-Clark
(502) 354-8911
Suzette Turner-Clark, LCSW-S, RPT/S9812 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Kent School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Patrick Holley M.Div., M.A., LPCC
(859) 795-3196
Patrick Holley M.Div., M.A., LPCC1065 Dove Run Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Spirituality, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Asbury Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Jeff Twyman
(502) 233-3269
1511 Story Ave
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Jason Sandquist
(502) 252-1943
The Restoration House9319 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: The University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Little Psych Services
(859) 525-4911
Little Psych Services6900 Houston Rd
Florence, KY
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: U of Hartford
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Nan J Goheen
(502) 416-1387
5103 Cherry Valley Road
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Couples/Blended Families, Anger Management, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: New Mexico Highlands
Year of Graduation: 1976
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+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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