Parenting Counselor Hillside 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.

Miranda Aaron
(973) 637-0988
2115 Millburn Ave
Maplewood, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Wendy Terrie Behary
(973) 671-8047 x807
The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey28 Millburn Avenue
Springfield, NJ
Specialties
Narcissism, Anger, Prof. Training, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Jennifer Weberman
(201) 340-0223
110 Hillside Avenue
Springfield, NJ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Qualification
School: American School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Wendy Bond
(973) 917-8290
225 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network Provider for all Insuranc

Ms. Stephanie Manes
(973) 671-8119
Millburn, New Jersey225 Millburn Avenue, Suite 209A
Millburn, NJ
Qualification
School: New York University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Bill Powell
(973) 671-8119
The Powell Group2130 MIllburn Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern CA
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Esther Goldman
(973) 600-9155
68 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Year of Graduation: 1976
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 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Julie K. Alter
(973) 996-8932
68 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Marcy Kielczynski
(908) 290-5976
15 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Self Esteem, Parenting
Qualification
School: NYU
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 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 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Lauren J Hammer
(908) 858-5315
Westfield Counseling Center220 St. Paul Street
Westfield, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: New York University School of Social work
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

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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