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Coaching Parents in Storytelling Elko NV

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.

Mr. Allen Kissner
NorthWest Counseling Associates
(702) 638-1695
5900 Smoke Ranch Road
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Barbara Dubin
Neubauer Mental Health Services
(702) 882-1296
2920 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexua
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, 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:
Ms. Keisha Weiford, MS, LMFT
(702) 395-8417
8440 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Impulse Control Disorders,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
Masters in Counseling Psychology
Insurance
Yes

Mr. Aaron Tyrone Williams, MS, MFTI, Life Coach
(702) 207-6782
1810 East Sahara Ave. Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Christian Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
Bachelors of Arts - Theology Bethany College, Scotts Valley, CA December 2001Masters of Science - Counseling UNLV, Las Vegas, NV December 2004Certified Personal Trainer - National Institute of Sports Training Association Irvine, CA January 2000
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
LifeCoaching Concepts

Dr Debbie Barbaroussis-Goot, ND, LMFT, BCPC, CWC
(702) 635-6171
8760 S Maryland Pkwy Suite 115,Scottsdale Plaza
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Personality Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Doctorate in Naturopathy; a Masters in Psychology, am a Certifed Wellness Counselor, and Board Certified Psychotherapist. I maintain all educational CEUs and credentials on a yearly basis mandated by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The Couch Doc

Mr. Edward Silverhardt
Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences
(775) 250-4359
2470 Wrondel Way, Suite 111
Reno, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LSCSW, BCD
Licensed in Nevada
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/L
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Jerry Clark
Behavioral Services Limited
(775) 772-0392
P. O. Box 14223 200 South Virginia Street, 8th Floor
Reno, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in Nevada
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personalit
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Leslie Harman
(775) 287-6784
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Tracy Lanners
(702) 570-0281
Life Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC9017 South Pecos Road
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mary Howden
(775) 772-2049
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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