Parenting Counselor Essex Junction VT

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.

Ms. Pam Steeg
(802) 277-3276 x20
New England Counseling and Trauma Associates25 Wentworth Drive
Williston, VT
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Genevieve Jacobs
(802) 559-0202
Pathways To Well Being : holistic health center168 Battery Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Individuation, Dreamwork, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Norwich University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Barbara M Van Drimmelen
(802) 851-5557
444 S. Union St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Hahnemann University, Philidelphia, PA
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: 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: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Nicole Williams
(802) 857-7000
Essex Junction, VT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Rebecca Boedges
(802) 922-2400
South Burlington, VT
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Elizabeth Flynn-Campbell
(802) 490-3960
444 South Union Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Nat Psychological Assoc for Psychoanalysis - NYC
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network reimbursement available o

Ms. Barbara Boutsikaris
(802) 490-3890
FamilyWorks, Inc63 Greene Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: UVM
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Todd Maxfield
(802) 490-1546
93 South Main St
Waterbury, VT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Johnson State College
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Elizabeth Lemaire-Jenkins
(802) 655-0585
Winooski, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cherie J Troyen
(802) 651-7505
Colchester, VT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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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