Parenting Counselor Wichita Falls TX

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.

Ms. Susan Cardwell
SJCardwell Counseling & Consulting
(940) 691-1267
2304 Midwestern Pkwy Suite 103A
Wichita Falls, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPC-S
Licensed in Texas
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Jessica Chapman
(940) 781-5410
Wichita Falls, TX
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christina Branham
(940) 202-0631
Alliance Counseling & Family Therapy517 FM 156
Justin, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Texas Wesleyan University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Michelle Garcia
(281) 713-9559
Michelle Garcia, Psy.D., & Associates, PLLCPO Box 8915
The Woodlands, TX
Specialties
Autism, Parenting, Testing and Evaluation
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Tracy G Murphy
(817) 484-6751
777 N Walnut Creek
Mansfield, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

James Eby
(940) 692-3700
Wichita Falls, TX
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Beth Renae Peters
(512) 649-9153
Private Practice3355 Bee Caves Rd
Austin, TX
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Jessica L Rogers
(817) 406-5521
Solutions CounselingIn the Tuscan Suites @
Mansfield, TX
Specialties
Behavioral Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Dallas Baptist University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 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 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Patricia Scott
(214) 471-5425
St Andrew United Methodist Church5801 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
Specialties
Addiction, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Texas Woman''s University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$30 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Katy Watts Adams
(361) 288-7044
Katy Watts Adams, M.A.700 Everheart Rd
Corpus Christi, TX
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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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