Parenting Counselor Richmond TX

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. Jennifer B. Schlett
(713) 338-9059
The Sugar Bend Center12946 Dairy Ashford Rd.
Sugar Land, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Behavioral Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Houston Baptist University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 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 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Haley L Garth
(281) 839-2543
Stone Creek Psychotherapy and Wellness Center20915 Kingsland BLVD
Katy, TX
Specialties
Play Therapy, Behavioral Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
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
$60 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Felicia Tedder-Amerson
(281) 870-4065
LG Counseling1800 Snake River Road
Katy, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Southern University at New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Betsy Smith
(832) 460-6765
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Mark H Herranen
(713) 626-7990 x202
Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers4803 San Felipe
Houston, TX
Specialties
Elder parents and offspring issues, Relationship Issues, Spirituality
Qualification
School: University of Houston Clear-Lake
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$20 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Alaina M Sanderson-Lopez
(832) 426-1956
Heart 2 Heart Counseling and Consulting3425 Highway 6
Sugar Land, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder, Foster Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sacha Wheeler
(832) 582-4161
21707 Kingsland Blvd.,
Katy, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Behavior Management, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston, Clear Lake
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Richard Yohr
(281) 317-7721
Yohr Counseling Services, Inc.16350 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Indiana State University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Dr. Nancy Illback Cook
(713) 587-9977
private practice4500 Bissonnet St
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Lourdes M Valdes
(713) 338-9250 x240
Tarnow Center for Self-Management1001 West Loop South
Houston, TX
Specialties
OCD, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: University of Pittsburgh
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

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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