Parenting Counselor Brooklyn 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.

Ms. Rochelle Colon Goldberg
(347) 504-7181
Rochelle Colon Goldberg, LCSWRugby Road near Beverly Road
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1980
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
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: GHI/Group Health Incorporated

Dr. Cara Frankel
(646) 600-8239
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Dale Weissman
(917) 720-4892
142 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Autism
Qualification
School: Pace University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Catalina Gomez
(347) 334-6846
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $250
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Colleen Keenan Campo
(312) 544-0625
568 Broadway
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Infertility
Qualification
School: Northeastern Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$170 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Jane Gartner
(646) 600-9283
552 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: GHI/Group Health Incorporated

Dr. Meir Spinner
(347) 632-1148
1316 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Depression, Medication Management, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$200 - $300
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Dvorah Levy
(516) 619-8102
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wurzwiler School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Lisa Zurndorfer
(646) 600-8040
380 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Columbia Univ
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Shannon Lancellotti
(732) 930-1837
341 York Street
Jersey City, NJ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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