Parenting Counselor Cumberland 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.

Gerald Chambers
(301) 777-5356
Cumberland, MD
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tina Lynn Boswell-Stickley
(301) 268-9737
LaVale, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Norma Sosa
(304) 788-2241
Keyser, WV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Patricia Wolff Hartman
(301) 299-1128
Potomac, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Catholic University
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Louise Dugan Weaver
(410) 417-7647
1831 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Catholic University School of Social Service
Year of Graduation: 1983
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
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Melanie Graham
(301) 729-7171
Cumberland, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Manning Smith
Westernport, MD
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Lindsey M Hoskins
(301) 785-7184
Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, LLC4910 Moorland Lane
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Reimbursement statements provided

Dr. Leigh Leslie
(301) 288-3129
1109 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Interracial/Biracial Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: The Pennsylvania State University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Anita Bajaj
(410) 305-9949
THRIVE Ctr. for ADHD and Comp. MH of Central MD10440 Little Patuxent Parkwa
Columbia, MD
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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