Parenting Counselor North Wales 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.

Ms. Adrienne Gallagher
(215) 764-5729
100 W Main Street
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting
Qualification
School: U. of Hawaii School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1967
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Stuart M Shore
(215) 995-5199
418 Stump Road
Montgomeryville, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, School-related issues
Qualification
School: University of Tennessee
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Risa Mandell
(215) 874-5599
Counseling Center at Heritage, LLC595 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomeryville, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ 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: Yes

Jeff Katowitz
(215) 392-0057
Jeff Katowitz, LMFT602 S Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Hahnemann University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Anita E Schneck
(215) 600-4805
Lower Gwynedd, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: La Salle University
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Tina R Paone
(215) 688-5801
Counseling Center at Heritage595 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomeryville, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, School Related Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Please Call

Ms. Donna Vanderwyst
(610) 572-1513
28 E. Main St.
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Neumann College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Bernard Rivas
(610) 915-8858
Lansdale, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Kathleen A Krol
(215) 995-3222
The Resiliency Center602 S. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA
Specialties
Play Therapy and Family Therapy, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College Graduate School Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
up to $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Kathleen Ann Krol
(215) 488-7271
The Resiliency Center602 S. Bethlehem Pike, Bldg B
Ambler, PA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and Anxiety Focused Therapy
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2003
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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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