Parenting Counselor Forked River NJ

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. Joe Truland
(609) 318-3146
Joe Truland, Counseling Services, LLC1044 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
Specialties
Addiction, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Seton Hall University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Christine Ferguson-Mizell
(732) 455-9178
Counseling Associates Central58 Broad Street
Manasquan, NJ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Christa Hogan
Bay Bridge Counseling, LLC
(732) 899-0701
1648 Bay Avenue, Suite 2
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Gri
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Shay Shwahla
Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC
(732) 899-2999
1648 Bay Avenue Suite 2
Point Pleasant, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Rosemarie Poverman
Rosemarie D. Poverman LCSW
(732) 223-1477
28 Union Avenue
Manasquan, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Judy Sininsky
(732) 474-8995
5148 Route 9 South
Howell, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Divorce, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Monmouth University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mrs. Stella Carpenter
Stella Carpenter, LLC
(732) 295-0010
1101 Richmond Ave. Suite 202A
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jody Rodman
Jody Rodman, MSW, LCSW, LLC.
(732) 840-0109
44 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illnes
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Margo English
Private Practice
(732) 642-5149
44 Sycamore Avenue, Suite 3D
Little Silver, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Melissa MacDonald
(732) 768-3583
Toms River, NJ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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