Parenting Counselor River Falls WI

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. Karen Heyer
(715) 318-2446 x709
Christian Heart Counseling401 2nd Street
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, children with special n
Qualification
School: Alfred Adler Institute
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Jill Carlson Zimmerman
(715) 386-9011
Hudson, WI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Allison Heeter-Condon
(715) 941-4095
Couples and Family Therapy2217 Vine Street
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John A Bragstad
(651) 583-8134
11550 Stillwater Blvd N
Stillwater, MN
Specialties
Couple / Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Alfred Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Full 60 minute appt. $95

John A. Bragstad Counseling LMFT, M.Div
(651) 308-1200
11550 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo, MN
 
Mrs. Karen Heyer
(715) 318-2446
The House of Hope3411 St. Croix Trail South
Afton, MN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, children with special n, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Alfred Adler Institute
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
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
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cindy Grajkowski
(715) 391-9909
Couples & Family Therapy Center
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Couple/Marriage Counseling, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Concordia University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Mike Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP
(715) 386-0856
900 Sixth St. North #102
Hudson, WI
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Doctor of Psychology-University of Saint ThomasBoard Certified Clinical Psychologist (ABPP)Fellow, American Academy of Clinical PsychologyNational Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (11/00)Americal Psychological Association-Member
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Michael J. Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP

LeAnne R Schmidt
(651) 450-5898
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bachmann & Assoc
(651) 379-0444
8669 Eagle Point Rd
Lake Elmo, MN

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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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