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Coaching Parents in Storytelling Durango CO

There are parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. There are also characters who are dealing with the same situations they are. In this way, stories help children know they are not alone in their problems. They also let them see someone else handle the issue. Once exposed to how a storybook character masters a difficult situation, children are often inspired to tackle their own problems.

Kate Feldman
(970) 984-8906
The Conscious Relationships Institute915 County Road
Hesperus, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Private MARRIAGE COUNSELING RETREAT, Sex Therapy
Qualification
School: Smith College school for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. LeAnn Hansen
Psychotherapy & Care Management On the Go, LLC
(303) 204-6635
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 701
Denver, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Ed
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Wendy Becker
Front Range Counseling & Mediation, PC
(970) 207-1368
3938 JFK Parkway Suite 11D
Fort Collins, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Sleep Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Maxine Gower
Maxine Gower Psychotherapy Services
(303) 875-5046
2885 Aurora Avenue Suite #8
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PsyA
Licensed in Colorado
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obse
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ann Norris
Ann M. Norris, MSW LCSW
(303) 543-7777
1634 Walnut, Suite 201
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, P
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Joan Getz-Heller
Joan Getz-Heller, LCSW
(303) 759-9171
4770 East Iliff Avenue, #104
Denver, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, E
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. David Petersen
David Petersen, MSW, MHA (LLC)
(719) 332-6767
10 Boulder Crescent, Ste 101F
Colorado Springs, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LAC
Licensed in Colorado
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Runaways, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Immigration/Newcomer
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Hope Weiss
Hope Weiss, LCSW
(303) 717-8645
627 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Michelle Rudnicki
Rocky Mountain Psychological Associates
(720) 490-9312
5860 South Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pr
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Carabajal
Heart and Soul Counseling Center
(303) 909-4571
P O Box 1966
Commerce City, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
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Coaching Parents in Storytelling

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Parent & Child

Coaching Parents in Storytelling
By Caron B. Goode 
Email kygardner@verizon.net
Mar 23, 2006, 21:49
   

Stories take us to magical places. They take us outside the realm of our reality and immerse us in a world of possibilities. These possibilities make storytelling an excellent tool for helping children meet the challenges of everyday living. Many children find it hard to discuss their problems. They may feel embarrassed, guilty or shy. Stories offer them a safe place to explore and identify their emotions. When children hear or read stories they become part of another world. It is a world similar to the one in which they live. There are parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. There are also characters who are dealing with the same situations they are. In this way, stories help children know they are not alone in their problems. They also let them see someone else handle the issue. Once exposed to how a storybook character masters a difficult situation, children are often inspired to tackle their own problems.

Storytelling Tips

What's the problem? Before choosing a story to read or tell parents first need to pinpoint the problem. This can be difficult if your child is hesitant to share. Think back to the recent past. Has anything changed? Did you move? Did your child change schools or classrooms? Have you noticed that your child is not talking about or playing with the same children as before? Is your child having a hard time grasping a particular subject? Has your toddler developed a fear of the dark? Any change in routine, fear or new challenge may cause problems for your child.

Look for the book. Once parents identify the problem, they need to find a book that addresses it. Look for stories that are age appropriate and will appeal to your child. Your local librarian can help with this. Another resource is Books to Grow With - A Guide to Using the Best Children s Fiction for Everyday Issues and Tough Challenges. This reference book, written by Cheryl Coon, offers parents reading suggestions on over one hundred topics. From toilet training to starting school to death, there is a book written about it.

Accentuate the positive. Make sure that the story you choose has a positive message and positive values. The story is your tool. It is what will help you give your child the confidence to succeed. By seeing a character overcome a tough situation, the child gets the message it is possible. That he can do it too.

Choose a good time and place. Choosing when and where you share stories with your child can be as important as the story itself. Children will not benefit fully from the message if they are not focused. Pick a comfortable place with no noise or distractions. Choose a time when your child is more centered and less restless. If you have a young child, hold him close or on your lap so that there will be a connection. Also, if you are reading to more th...

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