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.

Kimberly M Gibbs
(562) 239-3493
4433 Village Road
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: CSUDH
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 9 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

Ms. Linda Maxwell Robertson
(949) 313-8024
23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130
Laguna Hills, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting
Qualification
School: Pepperdine University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 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
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Most PPO''s reimburse a portion of my fee

Alison Hunter
(831) 621-5240
Alison Hunter Therapy4113 Scotts Valley Dr
Scotts Valley, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Chaminade University
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),Adults
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Laura F Pescione
(818) 963-9100
16161 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: California Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Priscilla Padilla
(916) 248-4729
9851 Horn Road Ste 180
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: California State University Sacramento
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
up to $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network PPO

Mr. Peter J Smith
(707) 560-1984
Willits, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Addiction
Qualification
School: JFKU
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Jackie Parker
(916) 302-4430
2710 X Street, Suite 1
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Divorce, Adoption, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: CA Victims of Crime

Ms. Rose Hanna
(562) 354-8186
5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
postpartum depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: California State University, Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Susan Ashley
(213) 260-4531
Ashley Children''s Psychology Center9036 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Shannon Miles
(805) 265-0608
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Antioch University Santa Barbara
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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