Parenting Counselor Granada Hills CA

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. Kim Gunther Jensen
(818) 284-6865
15650 Devonshire Street Suite 212
Granada Hills, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Gale V Lafreniere
(818) 963-9219
9335 Reseda Blvd.,
Northridge, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Infertility
Qualification
School: California Graduate Institute
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
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Orkideh Csukay
(818) 446-2367
18305 Sherman Way # 31
Reseda, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
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 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Anita Weller
(661) 250-6821
25050 Peachland Ave. Suite 250
Santa Clarita, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Northridge
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ramona Hall
(661) 412-2964
Ramona Hall, Educational Psychology24359 Walnut Street, A
Santa Clarita, CA
Specialties
Learning Disabilities, Parenting, Testing and Evaluation
Qualification
School: California State University Northridge
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Andrew Yellen
(818) 963-9155 x103
Yellen & Associates11260 Wilbur Ave.
Northridge, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Sierra University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Susan Ashley
(213) 260-4531
Ashley Children''s Psychology Center9036 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Katherine M Fleisher
(818) 293-1763
Reseda, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Loyola Marymount University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Tanya Belloso
(818) 814-6784
Burbank Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: California State University, Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Carolyn Scordino
(661) 748-3975
Carolyn Scordino22621 Lyons Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University Northridge
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: 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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