Parenting Counselor Boyertown PA

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.

Mr. John Carnahan
(484) 366-1412
Carnahan Counseling Services216 N. 4th Street
Emmaus, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Chestnut Hill College
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Zoe A. Carver
(267) 293-9141
173 Harleysville Pike
Souderton, PA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Marywood University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Craig R Schollenberger
(484) 474-0984
4 Park Plaza
Wyomissing, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: Marywood University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH)

Ms. Donna Vanderwyst
(610) 572-1513
28 E. Main St.
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Neumann College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Adrienne Gallagher
(215) 764-5729
100 W Main Street
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: U. of Hawaii School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1967
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jodi Merrill
(610) 915-8145
Pathways for Change, LLC308 Main Street
Emmaus, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: Kutztown University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Rose Wagner
(610) 572-2279
Genesis Family Counseling157 Little Conestoga Road
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College/Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Lorraine M Dorfman
(610) 915-8035
Cedar Crest Professional Park
Allentown, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Bernard Rivas
(610) 915-8858
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Kathleen Creelman
Wellness Counseling Services
(484) 948-8088
519 Main St.
Royersford, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, 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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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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