Parenting Counselor Camarillo CA

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.

Julie A Cast
(805) 214-8932
360 Mobil Ave
Camarillo, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Loyola University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Bette Levy Alkazian
(805) 246-7604
268 E. Lombard Street
Thousand Oaks, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: California State University, Northridge
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Cynthia Ovalle Plotkin
(805) 467-6828
101 Hodencamp Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Sexual/Physical Abuse
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. David A Simons
(805) 477-2626
Counseling Office of David A. Simons650 Hampshire Rd.
Westlake Village, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Amanda F Jennings
(805) 467-7061
650 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, CA
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: California Lutheran University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Neil J Fieland
(805) 285-3932
A Center for Creative Change3537 Old Conejo Rd
Newbury Park, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Workplace Issues
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Andrea O Lewis
(805) 467-6832
Thousand Oaks, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: California State University, Northridge
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Sarah Breitbach Sneed
(805) 419-3967
32129 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA
Specialties
Life Coaching, Parenting, ADHD
Qualification
School: University of Virginia
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Beth M Baumeister
(626) 709-5970
Beth Baumeister2239 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fuller School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$170 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Stephen Trudeau
(805) 285-3940
32129 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Ryokan College
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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