Parenting Counselor Albany NY

Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day'to'day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses.

Paul Scott
(518) 512-9073
4 Avis Drive
Latham, NY
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Domestic Abuse, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Lesley College
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Christine Mulford
Chrysalis: A Center for Trauma Related Disorders
(518) 852-7575
33 Elk Street
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, NCC
Licensed in New York
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientat
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jeanette Scotland
Jeanette Scotland
(518) 229-4387
10 McKnown Road Suite 200
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Arlene Lev
Choices Counseling and Consulting
(518) 463-9152
523 Western Ave Suite 2A
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, CASAC
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Ellen Bressler-Wakesberg
Ellen Bressler-Wakesberg
(518) 399-0637
1 Brierwood Court
Glenville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ruth N Geller
(518) 445-5529
413 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY
Specialties
Life/work/relationship transitions, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Antioch New England Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: CDPHP

Mr. Reid McCauley
Reid C. McCauley LCSWR
(518) 470-5007
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWR
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Lorrie Golden
Lorrie R, Golden
(518) 225-6317
1 Pinnacle Place Suite 200
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Develo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Soldier's Heart
(518) 274-0501
500 Federal Street, Suite 303
Troy, NY
Services
Sex Therapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Spiritual Attunement, Rehabilitation Therapy, Public Health, Psychotherapy, Other, Men's Health, Family Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided by:
Christine Smith Mulford
(518) 852-7575
Albany, NY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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No Child Left Bananas

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By Elizabeth Marglin

Just like adults, children can feel completely out of control when they get stressed. Teaching them, by example, to stay present, quiet their minds, and check in with their gut feelings will help them learn to contain their emotions safely so temper tantrums don’t become their default mode of expression. With all the stimulation that bombards children, the new three Rs—rest, relaxation, and reflection—may prove to be as important as reading, writing, and ’rithmetic.

In response to the traumatic events of September 11, Linda Lantieri, author of Building Emotional Intelligence (Sounds True, 2008), developed a curriculum to help strengthen children’s ability to cope with stress. The following exercises can be taught to children 5 and older.

Create a peace corner.
Organize a special area where she can go to be quiet. You can include a photo of her favorite place, elements from nature, calming pictures, chimes, and quiet instrumental music.

Make room for silence.
While silence and kids may be a contradiction in terms, you can still try to
include silent breaks in your daily routine. For example, if you always listen to the radio or music when you drive, make it a family practice to have a few minutes of silence at the beginning and end of the car ride, and ask children to notice what they see, hear, and feel during that time.

Honor nature.
Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day-to-day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses. For example, pick a place outdoors, and then observe, together, how that spot changes through the seasons.

Check in.
Young children are quite adept at tuning in to their bodies’ signals, but as they get older, cultural conditioning often diminishes this innate ability. Help your child recognize the signs of stress—jumpiness, fast breathing, tight feelings in the chest, tense muscles, and upset stomach—as a first step in teaching him how to release it.

—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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