Parenting Counselor Marblehead MA

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.

Jane B Ross
(978) 631-1624
Tri-Well Health10 Federal Street
Salem, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Stephanie Sidney
(978) 255-3938
Clearlight Counseling133 Sylvan St.
Danvers, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: WSU School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Ms. Leah M Alexander
(857) 362-0938
58 Main Street
Topsfield, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Nancy R. Kelly, LMHC
(781) 366-0369
Nancy R. Kelly, LMHC48 Elm Street
Stoneham, MA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Salem State College, MA
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Melissa Audier
(978) 212-9967
352 Park Street
North Reading, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Salem State College
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Rebecca M Krol
(978) 225-3469
Rebecca M Krol, LICSW435 Newbury Street
Danvers, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Salem State University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Ana M Costa
(781) 281-8723
AMC Counseling Solutions10 Union Street
Peabody, MA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Salem State
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: As an out of network provider

Ms. Barbara Dwyer-Heidkamp
(781) 621-8040
338 Main Street
Wakefield, MA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Union Institute/Vermont College
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Carita M Anderson
(617) 981-6529
92 High Street
Medford, MA
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Cathy Hoog
(781) 990-0814
Woburn, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cambridge University
Year of Graduation: 2001
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: 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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