Parenting Counselor Troutdale OR

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.

Kate Allen
(971) 216-3777
406 NE 4th St.
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Michael Alter
(503) 567-4348
10373 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kimberly Johnson
(503) 567-2873
4225 NE Tillamook Street
Portland, OR
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
up to $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Tina Lips
(503) 388-6086
Sisu Counseling ServicesBridge City Counseling Offices
Portland, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Western Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Crime Victims Compensation

Dr. Bart J Fowler
(360) 284-4237
CHARIS Counseling Associates11802 NE 117th Ave
Vancouver, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: George Fox University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Joseph M Klemz
(360) 524-3994
Real Life Counseling532 NE 3rd Ave
Camas, WA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern Washington University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
up to $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Bryanna Goodman
(360) 524-6121
Refresh Therapy16904 SE 1st. St.
Vancouver, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Abilene Christian University
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Risa Hobson
(503) 567-4471
Way Truth Life Counseling6536 SE Duke Street
Portland, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Western Seminary
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ruth Gibian
(503) 567-4221
2311 E Burnside
Portland, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Gay Lesbian Issues
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Karen A Ellis
(971) 236-5065
Parents in Progress4001 SE Tibbetts
Portland, OR
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Azusa Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $120
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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