Parenting Counselor Morrisville PA

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.

Mr. Eric Levy
(215) 995-3026
503 Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Asperger's Syndrom, PDD, Parenting
Qualification
School: NYU-School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Quest Counseling
(609) 207-7192
Quest Counseling88 Lakedale Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 8 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),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AmeriHealth

Dr. Merrill Paletz
(267) 777-7923
21 Stella Drive
Churchville, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Mary Van Everbroeck
(215) 499-6863
310 Davisville Road
Warminster, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: La Salle University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Naomi Sussman
(609) 277-3018
601 Ewing Street
Princeton, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Rutgers University Grad School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150

Dr. Tobias Cabral
(215) 995-4181
Serenity Psychology Services140 E Richardson Avenue
Langhorne, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Widener University: Grad. Clinical Psych.
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Plans which reimburse for Out Of Network

Dr. Andrea E Sywulak
(215) 995-3125 x1
Sywulak & Weiss Psychological Associates928 Jaymor Road
Southampton, PA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Penn State University
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$140+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Cynthia J Myers-Morrison
(215) 488-7291
Cynthia J. Myers-Morrison, LLC31 Sugan Road
New Hope, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Gay Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Holtz and White Marriage and Family Services LLC
(215) 688-5583
Holtz and White Marriage and Family Services LLC111 Buck Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: LaSalle University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 5 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
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Glenda Mendelsohn
(609) 789-0370 x3
Princeton Family Institute
Princeton, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1983
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
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

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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