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

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

Kemp Counseling & Consulting Services
(904) 647-4948
Kemp Counseling & Consulting Services4720 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Infertility
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ 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
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Alonso T Manns
(954) 283-7856
United Therapists of South Florida, LLC120 E. Oakland Park Blvd
Wilton Manors, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Multicultural Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 1999
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
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Maria Aranda
(813) 756-1457
4511 N Himes Ave
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Testing and Evaluation, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: The Catholic University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$140 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Humana

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

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

Mrs. Dolores "lolita" B. Grohmann
(813) 358-4935
Bridgewater Professional Park
Lutz, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: National Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACI

Mrs. Ida Blount
(239) 249-8843
24431 Woodsage Dr.
Bonita Springs, FL
Specialties
Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: St. Thomas Univ. Miami Fl.
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Filing Assistance Provided

Andrea Mason
(727) 328-4682
The Place for Counseling10825 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 1996
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,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: CMS Kidcare

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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