Parenting Counselor Okeechobee FL

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.

Emily Stevens
Okeechobee, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Carol Gross, LCSW
(954) 592-0329
Carol Gross, LCSW7301 Wiles Road #102
Coral Springs, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Post Partum Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry University
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Audrey L. Gemberling
(321) 348-4420
Crossroads To Change, LLC
Sebastian, FL
Specialties
Health - Wellness Coaching, Life Coaching, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Northern Colorado
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Regenia Proskine
(386) 675-1810
Family Therapy Center217 E Plymouth Ave
Deland, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parent Coordination & Custody Issue, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Amanda Mcclellan
(727) 456-8854
Palm Harbor Family Counseling Center2311 Alt. 19
Palm Harbor, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Behavioral Issues
Qualification
School: University of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10)
Average Cost
$50 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: 3 session packages offered at discounted

Mr. Paul Fugelsang
(904) 647-4947
Psychological Services of St. Augustine1100-1 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Naropa University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

New Beginning Counseling Services
(407) 624-4721
New Beginning Counseling Services7232 W. Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas A&M CCU
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mr. Eric Thomas Mundt
(561) 926-6614
Marriage and Family Services, Inc15200 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fairfield University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jennings' Applied Behavior & Cognitive Center, Inc
(321) 363-9608
Jennings'' Applied Behavior & Cognitive Center, IncCape Royal Building, 198
Cocoa Beach, FL
Specialties
Parenting, OCD, Developmentally Disabled, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Nona Damore
(386) 951-4483
Ormond Beach Counseling Center200 E. Granada Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
Spirituality, Parenting, Self Esteem, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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