Parenting Counselor Lake Wales FL

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.

Glenda Morgan
(863) 676-5118
Lake Wales, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Jim C Thomas
(863) 588-0465
630 Pope Ave NW
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Spirituality, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Art Cleveland
(850) 307-0830
1115 North Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Play Therapy, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Laurie Shoats
(954) 324-1973
9660 W Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: St. Thomas University
Year of Graduation: 1992
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Michelle Jacobson
(561) 316-2496
Child and Family Therapy Associates4360 Northlake Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: New York University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1987
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Linda Stiles
(407) 375-7776
Winter Haven, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mediation & Counseling Consultants, inc.
(863) 207-4402
203 Avenue A, Northwest
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
DIVORCE MEDIATION-PARENTING COORDINATION
Gender
female
Education
Master
Insurance
Yes

Dr. Marilyn Montgomery
(305) 834-4334
The Miami Center for Holistic Healing9085 SW 87th Ave
Kendall, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Texas Tech University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Amy Crystal
(305) 707-1422
zip code 33156
Miami, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Hartford
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

New Hope Family Services
(904) 209-9534
New Hope Family Services808 Third Street
Neptune Beach, FL
Specialties
Custody Evaluations, Home Studies, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
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
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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