Parenting Counselor Redmond WA

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.

Barbara C Zick
(425) 336-7339
PO Box 2859
Redmond, WA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Seattle University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Paul D Smetko
(253) 245-1979
10501 NE 38th Place
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Northwestern University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Veronique Burke
(425) 224-6806 x268
Wellspring Family Services11911 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disor, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Simmons College
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Kathryn Susanne Galloupe
(425) 610-7858
Confidential Treatment Options1233 120th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Addiction, Parenting, Men's issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Louise Harris
(425) 610-6851
Wellspring Family Services11911 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Eva LaFollette
(425) 247-3991
16710 NE 79th Street, Suite 103
Redmond, WA
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Antioch
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Elaine Jones Webster
(425) 224-6744
Wellspring Family Services11911 NE 1st Street, Suite 206
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Parenting, Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Pamela K Smith
(425) 954-5979
Students To Scholars13031 NE 98th PL
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Goddard
Year of Graduation: 1979
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+)
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Cristi Thielman
(425) 835-3965 x268
Wellspring Family Services11911 NE 1st St.,
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Beth Jenson
(425) 312-1952
Sunridge Professional Building17220 127th Pl NE
Woodinville, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Asperger's Syndrome, Dissociative Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
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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