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

Ms. Ashleigh Rieken Lester
(214) 516-7471
InSights Collaborative Therapy Group5445 La Sierra Drive, Suite 204
Dallas, TX
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt University
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)
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of network provider

Dr. Lourdes M Valdes
(713) 338-9250 x240
Tarnow Center for Self-Management1001 West Loop South
Houston, TX
Specialties
OCD, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: University of Pittsburgh
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Tim Kerby
(214) 427-1049
Mckinney, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Amberton University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Mrs. Lisa Garrett Farhat
(817) 382-2923
4150 International Plaza
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: The University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Connie Danley
(940) 453-8846
Caring Counseling1121 Dallas Dr
Denton, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Women''s University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
up to $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Daisy S Vergara
(512) 782-0178
Plumeria Counseling Center2501 W. William Cannon Drive
Austin, TX
Specialties
Life Coaching, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Chaminade University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Mark B Harris
(210) 255-2021
Adult-Parent-Family-Child LLC10615 Perrin Beitel Road
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Life Coaching, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: OLLU
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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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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