Parenting Counselor Vallejo CA

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. Kelly Horton
(707) 418-8940
631 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: CA School of Professional Psychology
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Carrie Todd
(415) 799-9370
940 Tyler Street
Benicia, CA
Specialties
Motherhood Overwhelm, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: California Institute of Integral Studies
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Larry Lease
(707) 985-8982
281 East H. Street
Benicia, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Communication, Intimacy, Parenting
Qualification
School: Sonoma State University
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Christina Fasse
(707) 560-1966
North Bay Psychology Associates1021 1st Street
Benicia, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Meri Hanson Levy
(888) 637-7404 x30
Oak Creek Counseling Center140 Mayhew Way, Ste. 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: JFK University
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Many PPO Plans

John Cummings
(510) 878-4807
1055 Azuar Drive
Vallejo, CA
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
up to $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Ruth Davis Kalb
(707) 820-7929 x328
North Bay Psychology Associates1021 First Street
Benicia, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Post Partum & Menopause adjustment, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Colleen Macadam
(707) 520-4916
1350 Hayes Street
Benicia, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: California State University Hayward
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Rhea Orion
(707) 520-4973
Dr. Rhea Orion68 Coombs St, A-2
Napa, CA
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Saybrook University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Nancy OBrien
(925) 308-5235
Pleasant Hill Road
Pleasant Hill, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: University of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: I will provide a superbill for reimburse

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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