Parenting Counselor South Lyon MI

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.

Dr. Roberta Hitt
(734) 649-0244
132 E Grand River
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Toledo
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Karen Ann Anthony
(248) 860-0466
Early Childhood Associates41235 Clermont Ave
Novi, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Behavioral Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cofinity

Jennifer L. Bobicz
(734) 237-6897
Abundant Life Counseling
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern Michigan University
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Ivan Sherick
(734) 365-6774
220 Riverview Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Emotional Disturbance, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Washington University (St.Louis)
Year of Graduation: 1964
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$120 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Steven Spector
(248) 487-9156
Steven Spector, Ph.D. P.C.5600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wayne State
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Danielle Moncrief
(313) 437-7419
Northville Counseling Center670 Griswold
Northville, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Coping Skills, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF)
(734) 259-3184
University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF)530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Testing and Evaluation
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)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Karen Christine Nicholson-Muth
(734) 335-1610
private practice202 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BCN

Ms. Katy Cornell
(248) 764-5670
Child and Family Solutions Center33493 West 14 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Loyola University Chicago
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Melanie Schwartz
(248) 626-1500
Counseling Associates
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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