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Coaching Parents in Storytelling Kennesaw GA

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.

Dr. Sandra Adams
(770) 422-1991
707 Whitlock Avenue H-9
Marietta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Georgia
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Robin Reeves-Oppenheim
Out-of-the Box Solutions Inc.
(678) 445-4184
242 Creekstone Ridge
Woodstock, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Georgia
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Alta Eblin
Paces Center for Psychological Services
(770) 432-9750
2931 Paces Ferry Rd., Suite 1
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW,BCD,LMFT,NCSP
Licensed in Georgia
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Tomichek
Susan Tomichek, MS,LPC
(678) 327-5483
1014 Canton Street
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Paula Bryman
Atlanta Center For Psychotherapy, Inc
(404) 255-7929
300 W. Wieuca Road blg.2, ste 200
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Ken Cook
Kenneth B. Cook, ACSW, LCSW
(770) 436-1879
1260 Concord Rd. Suite 202
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Merrilee Stewart
Merrilee L. Stewart, LCSW
(770) 432-0660
1260 Concord Road, SE Suite 101
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Wo
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Helise Ronen
Behavioral Health Treatment Solutions
(678) 234-6089
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Bldg 6 - Suite 302
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Laura Imperial
Laura E. Imperial, LPC, LMFT
(678) 230-8516
900 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Suite 110
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, LMFT
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. James Yandle
James M. Yandle, LCSW
(770) 993-2897
2102 Macy Drive
Roswell, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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