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.

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

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

Mrs. Mary Holzinger
(240) 813-9933 x300
Linganore Counseling and Wellness.LLC164 W Main St
New Market, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: TRICARE

Kathleen M Horrigan
(410) 627-0678
Centerline Counseling -Kathleen M Horrigan645 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Loyola College of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Plan that pay out-of-network

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

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

Brighter Days Counseling
(443) 686-9946
Brighter Days Counseling821 W. Benfield Road
Severna Park, MD
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Bowie State University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ 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: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Carolyn (Carrie) J Hansen
(301) 456-0137
Kairos Counseling and Education Center of Maryland4041 7th Street
North Beach, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Step-families/Remarriage, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Catholic Uniniversity of America
Year of Graduation: 1988
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 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Johanna Smoot
(240) 507-5046
9037 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Multicultural Issues, Assimilation, Psychosis
Qualification
School: Argosy University/American School of Professi
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $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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