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.

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

Kris Hilton
(615) 601-0598
Gallatin, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Boundaries
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Mims Gordon
(865) 465-5839
Phoenix Counseling Services, Inc.729 North Charles G. Seivers Blvd
Clinton, TN
Specialties
Parenting, Thinking Disorders, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University Of Missouri, Columbia
Year of Graduation: 1985
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
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Tony A Halton
(615) 239-1135
Halton Psychological Consultants223 Madison Street
Madison, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Tennessee
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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

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

Nancy Tarrant
(423) 788-5086
Rivers Edge Counseling, LLC5637 Hwy 411
Benton, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Memphis
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jean Landphair
(615) 442-7145
1138 Dow Street
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
up to $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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

Mary A. Witt
(615) 257-0513
2670 Memorial Blvd., Suite E1
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Parenting, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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