Parenting Counselor Taylorville 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.

Martin Michelson
(217) 498-7600
Rochester, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Judy Rudny LCSW
(630) 708-2804
Judy Rudny LCSW18 W. 1st St.
Hinsdale, IL
Qualification
School: Aurora University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: 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: APS Healthcare

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

Meghan Grzetich
(630) 812-0980
Center for Behavioral Health Services1256 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Northern Illinois University
Years In Practice: 5 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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Kathleen Backus
(309) 751-4943
2203 E Washington Street
Bloomington, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Depression
Qualification
School: Bradley University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Jessica I Strang
(773) 983-5672
2530 Crawford Avenue
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Tovah Means
(630) 580-8316 x2
Prairie Family Therapy300 East 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Northwestern University
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BCBS PPO ONLY

Dr. Robert Noone
(847) 416-1005
820 Davis St.
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Illinois Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Thomas F Colley
(630) 478-8570
5215 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Anger Management, Divorce, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Fresno
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Paula Biliter
(847) 752-9126
5225 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Loyola University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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