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

Audrey L. Gemberling
(321) 348-4420
Crossroads To Change, LLC
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Life Coaching, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Northern Colorado
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$20 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Brighter Pathways Inc
(407) 749-1857
Brighter Pathways Inc1237 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Testing and Evaluation
Qualification
School: Univeristy of FL
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$50+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Please check your policy.

Dr. Grace Pena
(407) 490-2544
Lake Psychoeducational Center600 N. Hwy 27 Suite # 1
Minneola, FL
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: CAU
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino, Native American
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: 1199SEIU

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

Mrs. Laura Rose
(305) 809-8882
The Place for Reconnecting19300 West Dixie Hgwy
Aventura, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Thomas University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

New Beginning Counseling Services
(407) 624-4721
New Beginning Counseling Services7232 W. Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas A&M CCU
Year of Graduation: 1984
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
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Olga Bloch
(305) 834-4625
Loving Families1380 Miami Gardens Drive
Miami, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: University of Miami
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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