Parenting Counselor Hawaiian Gardens 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.

Miss. Shondel E Mishaw
(424) 258-5152
5230 N. Clark Ave., Ste. 19
Lakewood, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Florida A&M University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Blue Shield

Kimberly M Gibbs
(562) 239-3493
4433 Village Road
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: CSUDH
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 9 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
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Pat Rodriguez
(424) 226-4894
3939 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: CSU Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cassidy Kertman
(562) 356-9993
11110 Los Alamitos Blvd
Los Alamitos, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 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
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Ms. Rose Hanna
(562) 354-8186
5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
postpartum depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: California State University, Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Karyn Harmon-Mancini
(562) 304-8305
Dr Karyn Harmon-Mancini4625 Warwood Rd.
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Relationship Issues, Gay Lesbian Issues
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$140 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Dong Koo
(562) 569-5580
Family Wellness Center Inc.18300 Gridley Road
Artesia, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: APU/ USC
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Asian
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Karen Ziccardi
(562) 920-2599
Success Development Programs10900 E 183rd St
Cerritos, CA
Specialties
Business Building, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Ginny Liwanpo
(310) 896-5927
11110 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Los Alamitos, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Asian
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Kerry Deeney
(562) 449-2601
KD Psychotherapist Child and Adult Solutions2017 East Fourth St.
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University Long Beach
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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