Parenting Counselor Redding CA

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. Alanna Maureen Shaw
(650) 549-5974
San Mateo County1720 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
Specialties
birth to 5, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Notre Dame
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$30 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Caroline McDowell
(510) 878-6384
2955 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: John F. Kennedy University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alameda County Victims of Crime

Dr. Janet A Vivero
(562) 282-9651
803 S. Averill Ave.
San Pedro, CA
Specialties
Testing and Evaluation, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: CSPP
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Ms. Gretchen H Placzek
(925) 241-5533
East Bay Family Wellness901 Moraga Road
Lafayette, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Washington University in St. Louis
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
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Ms. Rene Lewellyn
(925) 979-5943
Rene Lewellyn Marriage And Family Therapist, Inc.1210 Central Boulevard
Brentwood, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 2000
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
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: CAP EAP

Ellen Bradley-Windell
(661) 259-8200 x4
Valencia Counseling Associates28494 Westinghouse Place
Valencia, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Children of Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: San Diego State University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$120 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Meredith Eisenberg
(424) 294-8876
139 S Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Gregory Thomas Galati
(650) 385-8160
1720 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Adopted Children & Attachment, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1990
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
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Fred N Gant
(760) 884-2684
18484 Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Trinity College of Graduate Studies
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Wendy Brooks
(760) 523-2478
74-075 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Pace University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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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