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

Mrs. Michele Rosa Kratochvil
(407) 268-6356
16 N. Clyde Ave
Kissimmee, FL
Specialties
Spirituality, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Rollins College
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ 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
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Ms. Dita Teitelbaum
(305) 834-4159
14440 SW 80th Ave
Village Of Palmetto Bay, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida International University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Nicole Waite
(941) 357-7197
Comprehensive MedPsych Systems14892 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Spirituality, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Radford University
Year of Graduation: 2002
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Andrea Mason
(727) 328-4682
The Place for Counseling10825 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 1996
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,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: CMS Kidcare

Kimberly Rust
(386) 490-4968
118 1/2 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 4
Deland, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of California at Berkeley
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$20 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Alonso T Manns
(954) 283-7856
United Therapists of South Florida, LLC120 E. Oakland Park Blvd
Wilton Manors, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Multicultural Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 1999
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
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Art Cleveland
(850) 307-0830
1115 North Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Play Therapy, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Sheila Bloom Singer
(954) 543-1272
Psychology of Weston1640 Town Center Circle
Weston, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Larry E Shyers
(352) 234-3944
3750 Lake Center Loop
Mount Dora, FL
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University Of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1992
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 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
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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