Parenting Counselor Marlborough 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.

Blanche Dietz
(508) 202-1854
221 Boston Post Road East
Marlborough, MA
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Beth Whitlock
(978) 704-1928
345 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Christine L Robinson
(617) 765-0569
ADD Action Coach
Boxborough, MA
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: Fitchburg State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Terri Stone Benton
(978) 633-9926
Psychotherapy172 Main St.
Acton, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Lesley University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Deborah C Kahn
(857) 230-0247
70A Junction Squre Drive
Concord, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Simmons School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. James Valeri
(508) 915-4291
New Hope Counseling5 Edgell Rd.
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Framingham State College
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna Out of Network Provider

Mrs. Elizabeth Daniels
(508) 455-5191
17 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Framingham State College
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 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
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Charles Glazier
(508) 213-8269
25 Main St., Suite 6
Wayland, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Simmons College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network benefits may apply

Dr. Irene Bryan
(203) 701-7082
96 Commonwealth Av
Concord, MA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Catholic University
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Brenda L Smith
(978) 432-9958
66 Junction Square Dr.
Concord, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1976
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: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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