Parenting Counselor Collingswood NJ

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. Amy M Moore
(856) 316-4544 x200
475 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Drexel University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Gary J. Kushner
(856) 244-1061
1930 East Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ
Specialties
ADHD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Temple University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Susan Niznik
(856) 345-2100
770 East Main St
Moorestown, NJ
Specialties
Depression, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: La Salle University
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Frances G Martin
(215) 874-5614
Frances G. Martin, PhD, LLC1616 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $250
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

Elaine Frank
(215) 650-3271
Parenting Services for Families & After Adoption3900 City Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Infant mental health, Attachment, Parenting, Adoption
Qualification
School: U Pittsburgh MSW
Year of Graduation: 1963
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Kim Finnie
(856) 942-4717
108 W. Merchant St.
Audubon, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Loyola University Chicago
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
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Judith Coche
(215) 995-0042
The Coche Center and The Weekend Retreats1420 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D. Human Development
Year of Graduation: 1975
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
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Generations Inc.-Breath of Life
(856) 219-0837
Generations Inc.-Breath of Life10 Foster Ave.
Gibbsboro, NJ
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$20 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Elizabeth Mcnamara
(267) 573-9968
Hornstein, Platt & Assoc.255 S.17th St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Hahnemann University (now Drexel University)
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Claudia Apfelbaum
(215) 317-8855
Claudia Apfelbaum3900 City Line Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: 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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