Parenting Counselor Long Beach NY

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.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik
(516) 619-8203
930 Gerry Avenue
Lido Beach, NY
Specialties
Stepparenting- Marriage Counseling, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adelphi & Post Doctoral Institute Psychoanalysis
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medica

Ms. Susan E. Antelis
(516) 360-2651
Network Biofeedack Services, Inc.211 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Pratt Institute
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Yolanda Koumidou-Vlesmas
(516) 513-8819
Lynbrook, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Cathy Menzies
(631) 657-7104
Franklin Square, NY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Domestic Abuse, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fordham
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Alan V Dustman
(516) 619-7161
103 Washington Avenue
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Lindsay S Weisner
(202) 643-9972
1800 Rockaway Avenue
Hewlett, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: C.W. Post, Long Island University
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Sue Carver
(516) 593-7825
Carver Wile Psychology Solutions, LLC200 Atlantic Avenue
Lynbrook, NY
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Year of Graduation: 1997
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
$140 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

Adele Sacks
(516) 612-8875
Rockville Centre, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Pre-Marital Counseling, Parenting
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Angelique Lawrence
(917) 791-3039
QUEENS, NEW YORK
Jamaica, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Hofstra University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Connections Marriage and Family Therapy
(516) 492-4485
Connections Marriage and Family Therapy520 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: Hofstra
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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