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Coaching Parents in Storytelling Riverton UT

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.

Mrs. Michelle Greene
Synergism Counseling
(801) 350-1671
11487 So 700 East
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorder
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Steven Chen
Management Systems
(801) 718-1609
12465 South Fort Street, Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Utah
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Ob
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Deanna Rosen
Deanna L. Rosen, LCSW
(801) 288-1062
970 East Murray-Holladay Road Suite 2E
Salt Lake City, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Heidi Brunner
(801) 449-1960
Redstone Marital and Family Services10421 S. Jordan Gateway
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Marriage/Couple Counseling, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Brigham Young University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Anthony T Alonzo
(801) 701-8957
Crossroads Therapeutic Services, LLC230 West Towne Ridge Parkway Suite 225
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Pornography Addiction, Divorce, Family Conflict, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Brigham Young University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Janet Chen
(801) 597-3918
12465 S. Fort Street Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Nicole Turville
Family Counseling Center
(801) 261-3500
5250 So. Commerce Drive (320 W. ) Suite 250
Murray, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Anne Evans-Cazier
Evans Counseling, LLC
(801) 582-0208
1308 S. 1700 E. Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
John Boden
(801) 255-1155
South Jordan, UT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D.
(801) 718-1609
12465 South Fort Street, Suite#230
Draper, UT
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Life Coaching,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University. I have two different Bachelor's degrees from different colleges; Walla Walla College and Boise State University. I have specialized training in helping trauma and abuse survivors.
Insurance
Yes

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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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