Parenting Counselor Ruston LA

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.

Ms. Anne Teachworth
(504) 315-1772
The Relationship Center433 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Pre-marital and mate selection, Parenting
Qualification
School: Gestalt Institute of Houston
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: 4 sessions prepaid $325

Dr. David Govener
(318) 947-9016
David Govener Counseling Inc300 Washington Street
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Asian
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
$150 - $300
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Leanne Steen
(469) 298-9980
122 Sierra Court
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Play Therapy, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Brian S Canfield
(985) 262-9926
Family Counseling Associates2285 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Sex Therapy, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas A&M University at Commerce
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Joanne C Harmon
(504) 300-0869
401 Whitney Ave.
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Peri/Postpartum Mood Disorders, Parenting, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

James R Broussard
(337) 214-4116
James R. Broussard, Social Worker6117 Sugar Oaks Road
New Iberia, LA
Specialties
Parenting, Family Conflict, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Tulane University
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Dawn M Romano
(504) 383-5916
All-Ways Learning Counseling Center4426 Transcontinental Dr.
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Learning Disabilities
Qualification
School: University of New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 3 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)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Mark E Crosby
(225) 255-0986
Live Oak Counseling Center LLC11914 Justice Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Spirituality, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Christian University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Howie Brownell
(318) 596-9540
820 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
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
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Robert C Allanach
(985) 205-1913
110 Oak Leaf Drive
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting
Qualification
School: Andover Newton
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: CompCare

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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