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.

Mr Daniel Robert Davis
(408) 759-4270
1588 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Santa Clara
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $230
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Robin Stallman MFT, RN, MS
(415) 799-9432
Robin Stallman MFT, RN, MS650 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Dominican University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Suzy Lee
(916) 459-4452
The Place Within101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100
Folsom, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict
Qualification
School: Chapman University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Victims of Crime

Debra J Totton
(909) 713-7957
1025 Calimesa Boulevard, Suite 5A
Calimesa, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relational Aggression, trauma, PTSD, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern California (USC)
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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

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

Ms. Maureen Serra
(213) 260-2156
5535 Balboa Boulevard
Encino, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Cal State University Northridge
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Jordana L Kopin
(949) 954-5675
27001 La Paz Road
Mission Viejo, CA
Specialties
Autism, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: California State University, Stanislaus
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Jennifer Santos
(707) 515-7980
651 Cherry Street
Santa Rosa, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: University Of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 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
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Victim Assistance, County of Sonoma

Dr. Janet Urquizu
(213) 465-3907
15720 Ventura Blvd Suite 104 A
Encino, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Domestic Abuse, Couples therapy, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University-LB
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110

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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