Parenting Counselor Waukegan 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.

Mr. James Michehl
(847) 607-1737
1800 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Depaul University, Community Counseling
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Suzanne Walker
(847) 607-1785
Suzanne Walker, LLC51 Sherwood Terr. Ste. "W"
Lake Bluff, IL
Specialties
Substance Abuse, Bipolar, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Trinity International University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
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

Mrs. Cheryl Schultz
(847) 416-0138
1381 Sunnyside Ave.
Highland Park, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Illinois
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Jane Y C Mann
(888) 725-4642
Meier Clinics2275 Half Day Rd
Bannockburn, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Wheaton College
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: All
Age: 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

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

Mr. Edward D Zehr
(847) 278-2171
150 East Cook Avenue
Libertyville, IL
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Parenting, Academic Underachievement, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Illinois
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
up to $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Cheryl Spielman
(847) 920-7885
Associates in Mediation & Counseling, Inc1893 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL
Specialties
Parenting, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Child or Adolescent, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jill Maling, LCSW
(847) 607-1701
Jill Maling, LCSW
Deerfield, IL
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Tony Iacubino
(847) 737-9733
The North Shore Building
Highland Park, IL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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