Parenting Counselor North Brunswick NJ

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.

Howard A Paul
(732) 846-7680
1 Wedgewood Drive
North Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Leslie Bronstein
(732) 654-2043
7 Auer Ct.
East Brunswick, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1992
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 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Meredith M Keller
(908) 977-6067
Couples Therapy Center of New Jersey, LLC719 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Northern Colorado
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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

Valerie Le Moing
(609) 681-2696
Valerie Le Moing, LLC1000 Hwy 34
Matawan, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Monmouth University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Dr. Elinor Bashe
(732) 333-8625 x2
85 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 0890485 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, ADHD
Qualification
School: Grad School of Applied & Prof Psych, Rutgers Univ
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Phyllis Perry Marganoff
(908) 359-1969
205 Ann St
Hillsborough, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Rutgers U
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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

Susan Golding
(908) 445-5592
Counseling and Coaching Center of Somerset County375 East Main Street
Somerville, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Lauren J Hammer
(908) 858-5315
Westfield Counseling Center220 St. Paul Street
Westfield, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: New York University School of Social work
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
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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