Parenting Counselor Catonsville 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.

Mrs. Harper Fitzsimmons
(443) 610-2345
Catonsville Counseling LCPC12 Locust Drive
Catonsville, MD
Specialties
Parenting, Family Problems, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Thephani Allen
(410) 793-7905
1314 Bedford Ave
Pikesville, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce, Psychosis
Qualification
School: University of Louisiana
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Lara Chase Wrigley
(410) 305-9483
Lara C Wrigley, PsyD- Metta Integrative Wellnes720 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: The American School of Professional Psych
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Shonda Conyers
(410) 690-3305
D. Alridge and Associates LCSW-C20 Crosswinds Drive
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Robyn P Waxman
(443) 470-5611
660 Kenilworth Drive
Towson, MD
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: The American University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Harper Fitzsimmons, LCPC
(443) 610-2345
Harper Fitzsimmons, LCPC
Catonsville, MD
Specialties
Family Conflict, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Mary McNeish Stengel
(410) 202-2764
Collaborative Resource Center6 Reservoir Circle
Pikesville, MD
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Johns Hopkins EHP

Dr. Gina Santoro
(410) 988-5943
Santoro Psychological Services2850 North Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Douglas C. Murphy
(410) 489-1951
Family Health Services, Inc.408 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Antioch University
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Mary McNeish Stengel
(410) 202-2764
305 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Johns Hopkins EHP

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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