Parenting Counselor Saint Charles IL

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.

Lisa Collins
(630) 733-1748
CNS Counseling801 E Main Street
Saint Charles, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Loyola University - Chicago
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
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Kathy Jack
(630) 478-8599
Lifetime Behavioral Health490 East Roosevelt Road
West Chicago, IL
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Wheaton College Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Joseph Featherstone
(224) 366-9519
Dragonfly Counseling Center10 East Main Street
East Dundee, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Addiction, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: The Union Institute & University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Andrew O Linder
(888) 725-4642
Meier Clinics2100 Manchester Rd
Wheaton, IL
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Jane Addams College of Social Work, U of I Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Katherine J Juozaitis
(630) 557-6638
Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. & Associates, PC528 W. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Roosevelt University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Priscilla Brinkman
(630) 232-7770
22 Crissey
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Katherine A Walker
(630) 233-9273
Lifetime Behavioral Health, LLC490 East Roosevelt Road
West Chicago, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anger Management
Qualification
School: National Louis University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Paul McNulty
(708) 274-7232
One Tiffany Pointe #100
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ 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: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. & Associates, PC
(630) 462-1925
Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. & Associates, PC528 W. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Roosevelt University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Integrative Counseling & Psychological Services PC
(708) 274-7955
Integrative Counseling & Psychological Services PC616 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville, IL
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Purdue University (Clinical Psychology)
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AmeriHealth

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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