Parenting Counselor Ripley TN

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.

Carmen F Pfeifer
(901) 476-6759
Covington, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Carrie S Booher
(865) 465-5007
Complete Counseling4420 Whittle Springs Rd
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Univ. of TN, Knoxville
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Patricia M Hothorn
(615) 745-1017
7003 Chadwick Drive
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of NC at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mrs. Missy Shaw
(615) 538-0283
Cool Springs Wellness256 Seaboard Lane
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Keith B Fussell
(901) 235-2988
Christian Counseling Center2855 Summer Oaks Drive
Bartlett, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Harding University Graduate School of Religio
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Gerald Wood
(901) 476-6759
Covington, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Robbie Robinson Hutchens
(615) 538-0214
Signet Health House LLC103 Maple Street
Smyrna, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, gifted children and adults, Parenting
Qualification
School: Abilene Christian University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Jeremy Johnson
(615) 745-1177
The Connection Place100 Hazel Path
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Harding University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Elizabeth Larson
(615) 326-5976
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, family therapy, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Patricia Abbarno
(865) 635-9151
111 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: UT-Knoxville
Year of Graduation: 1984
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
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACEC

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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