Parenting Counselor Bethesda MD

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.

Dr. Catherine Bernard
(301) 246-2969
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Lindsey M Hoskins
(301) 785-7184
Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, LLC4910 Moorland Lane
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Reimbursement statements provided

Dr. Lynette Long
(301) 337-7862
5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Illinois
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Bruce Steven Pomerantz
(301) 278-8632
Bruce S Pomerantz, PsyD LLC6935 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Virginia Consortium for Profess. Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Jonah Green and Associates
(240) 813-9203
Jonah Green and Associates3930 Knowles Avenue
Kensington, MD
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Lindsey M Hoskins
(301) 785-7184
Lindsey Hoskins & Associates4910 Moorland Lane
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Medical couple and family therapy, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Reimbursement statements provided

Nancy C. Markoe
(202) 656-8987
Counseling Associates of Metropolitan Washington4833 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Maryland School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Linda Perlman Gordon
(301) 882-1014
3104 Rolling Road
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Julia Kirvan
(301) 678-8681
8920 Bradmoor Drive
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Parenting, Divorce, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: The Catholic University of America
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Porter G Shreve
(301) 717-1020
4932 Sentinel Dr
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: University of Virginia
Year of Graduation: 1970
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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