Parenting Counselor Dumfries VA

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.

Mr. Michael H Borash
(800) 799-1212
The Center for Relationship Training & Recovery13885 Hedgewood Dr.,,
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting
Qualification
School: James Madison University
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Rosamond Tompkins
(540) 931-9148
8401 Dorsey Circle
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: George Washinton University, EdD
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Deborah Shugars
(703) 405-8915
Able Counseling Services, LLC9300 Forest Point Circle
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Elizabeth W Tomlinson
(703) 957-7161
9246 B Mosby St
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Amanda Van Emburgh
(703) 957-7819
8136 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University/DC
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Jan Falk
(703) 909-6184
Healthscript Psychotherapy Associates8309 Crestridge Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Camille Karcher
(703) 957-7681
Loudoun Family Counseling9246B Mosby Street
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: James Madison University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Camille Karcher, NCC
(703) 957-7681
Camille Karcher, NCC9246B Mosby Street
Manassas, VA
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: James Madison University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Ali Navidi
(240) 603-4882
5244 Lyngate Ct. Suite 200
Burke, VA
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: If your insurance covers out-of-network.

Mr. Douglas L. Rizzo
(703) 596-2979
Douglas Rizzo, MEd,LPC8993 Cotswold Drive
Burke, VA
Specialties
Spirituality, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Psychosis
Qualification
School: The College of William and Mary
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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