Parenting Counselor Exton PA

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.

Judith Freed
(484) 401-9263
430 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: West Chester University
Year of Graduation: 1980
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
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Rose Wagner
(610) 572-2279
Genesis Family Counseling157 Little Conestoga Road
Chester Springs, PA
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College/Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Erin-Lee Kelly
(610) 915-8010
The Weldon Center
Malvern, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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

Jill Crawford
(610) 915-8189
Jill Crawford, LCSW, LLCSwedesford Corporate Center
Malvern, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Family Conflict, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out-of-Network Insurance Provider

Mr. Christopher Alikakos
(484) 482-8019
133 Zaleski Road
Coatesville, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Thinking Disorders, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: West Chester University
Year of Graduation: 1974
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
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette
(610) 915-8924
660 Exton Commons
Exton, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Hahnemann University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Kim Beggs
(484) 477-4240
West Chester Counseling, LLC203 W. Chestnut Street
West Chester, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Villanova University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Anna Balfour
(484) 712-0984
Potential DifferencePeak Potential Center, 183 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA
Specialties
Life transitions, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Oxford University, England.
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Ms. Martha Kob
(610) 616-2844
30 S.Valley Rd.#201
Paoli, PA
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Villanova University Grad School/post grad
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AmeriHealth

John J. Novielli
(484) 962-0938
437 Devon State Road
Devon, PA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Delaware
Year of Graduation: 1969
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
$120 - $130
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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