Parenting Counselor Natick 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.

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

Mr. George E Sawin
(781) 366-0615
Family Counseling Associates of Wellesley11 River St
Wellesley, MA
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Amy Beth Goldstein
(617) 209-9010
192 Grove Street
Newton, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
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
$140 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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

Mrs. Katherine Jae Naftzger
(617) 340-6555
17 Lincoln St., Third Floor
Newton Highlands, MA
Specialties
domestic and international adoption, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Simmons Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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. Irit Feldman
(617) 674-0955
One Washington St.
Wellesley, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Massachusetts School of Professional Psycholo
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 7 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+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BCBS HMO

Sally Plone
(617) 958-1861
1163 Walnut St.
Newton Highlands, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Lesley University
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
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Jacqueline Vorpahl
(508) 455-5227
258 Main Street
Medfield, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: United States International University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Native American
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Claudia Sheftel Luiz
(617) 702-2508
The Mother Project18 Lasalle Road
Westwood, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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