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Family Counseling Urbandale IA

Family counseling helps family members to resolve conflicts and solve communication problems. Families in counseling work to resolve issues and function better as a family unit. Read on to lean more and to find licensed family therapists in Urbandale, IA who provide family therapy.

Jessica Heidecker
(515) 274-9690
Des Moines, IA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

McCann, Diana Dougherty MA
(515) 255-3815
4715 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Erica Krolak
(515) 334-9484
Clive, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Families First Inc
(515) 280-3339
3811 38th St
Des Moines, IA

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New Life Counseling
(515) 225-4006
1441 29th St Ste 300
Des Moines, IA

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Kenya Randall
(515) 771-3672
Des Moines, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Amy Jo Murray
(515) 244-2267
Des Moines, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Randal David Reynolds
(515) 992-2064
4401 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Depression, Marriage Therapy, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic
(515) 254-1556
1201 63RD St
Des Moines, IA

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Soul-Net
(515) 255-5250
520 Polk Blvd
Des Moines, IA

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Parenting advice tips for spending more time talking to your kids

Parenting advice tips for spending more time talking to your kids

John Thompson
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Talking to a teenager can be difficult, although experts say itA recent British study has found that children who spend the most time with their dads are happier than kids who have less face time with their fathers.

According to the NY Daily News, researchers from the Children's Society in Great Britain found that kids' happiness is linked to how much time they spend talking to their dads. Kids who chat with their fathers "most days" rated their overall happiness at 87 out of 100, while kids who "rarely" talk to their dads rated themselves a 79 on the happiness scale.

While the teen years can be especially difficult for parents trying to keep the lines of communication open with their sons and daughters, researchers say the study indicates the importance of talking with teens since it affects their relationships later in life.

Fathers may want to consider some parenting advice for effectively communicating with their teens, according to PsychCentral.com:

1. Be a good listener.
2. Respect your child's privacy.
3. Give him or her increasing independence.
4. Schedule times to talk about mundane topics, such as homework.
5. Focus on the positives before offering constructive criticism.

As for things to avoid when it comes to talking to teenagers, experts say don't nag or lecture them, and remember to keep confidences secret to ensure they'll keep confiding in you.
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