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

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

Ms. Kathleen McMullan
(618) 263-9324
Belleville Counseling Associates208 West Pointe Drive
Swansea, IL
Specialties
Depression, Self Esteem, Parenting
Qualification
School: Washington Univ, Brown School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2005
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
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Megan Kushner
(773) 904-2150
North Chicago Wellness3601 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Family Conflict, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: 1 Year
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
$30 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Mrs. Faith Gallup
(847) 681-3859
Northlight Counseling, LLC1800 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: University of IL at Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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

Dr. Anjali N Polan
(312) 789-5431
715 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: DePaul University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. John Beltramo
(847) 920-7937
3 Parkside Ct
Vernon Hills, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dan Peterson
(630) 420-2596 x2
Providence Counseling Associates445 W Jackson
Naperville, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Disruptive Behavioral Disorders, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Benedictine University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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

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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