Parenting Counselor Woodward OK

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.

Mrs. Linda Van Valkenburg-Bishop
(918) 280-9654
2615 E. 15TH STREET
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Oklahoma State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Jane F Coldwell
(405) 367-9958
Enid1420 W. Owen K. Garriott, Road, Bldg. 1
Enid, OK
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Jane F Coldwell
(405) 367-9958
12032 N Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Cynthia Dawson Naff
(918) 280-8699
Positive Behavioral Strategies/Naff Assessments1719 S Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Problems, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Northeastern State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Sherry Reaves
(918) 576-8744
5840 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1999
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
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Johnny R Cawlfield
(405) 309-9983
902 N Washington
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Oklahoma State University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Integris EAP

Mr. Scott Meredith Aycock
(918) 236-8669
1601 So. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Oklahoma State University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Christian Brothers

Ms. Lori L Bartley
(580) 672-9941
LS Bartley, LLC1420 W. Owen K. Garriott
Enid, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: NWOSU
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Micah Perkins
(405) 367-0823
Perkins Counseling1300 East Ninth Street
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cameron University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Emma L Warner
(918) 516-5728
Counseling & Mediation Professionals, Inc.3223 E. 31st St., Ste. 201
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Oklahoma
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
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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