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. 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

Mrs. Teresa L Van Pelt
(813) 358-2954
Counseling Kids Inc.5318 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Constance A Stegall
(239) 494-5479
Center for Life Tranisitions1505 SE 40th Street
Cape Coral, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: St. Thomas University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 6 Years
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
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Connie L Ingram
(561) 288-8009
Ingram & Associates Counseling & Consulting, Inc.1402 Royal Palm Beach Blvd
Royal Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Liberty University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mrs. Dawn M Kravitz
(954) 687-0002
1515 University Dr
Coral Springs, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova SouthEastern Univ
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: 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

Barbara Rhode
(727) 474-1677
2365 5th Avenue NE
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Theresa Rodriguez
(352) 578-1984
Center for Psychotherapy & Hypnosis1810 NW 6th St Suite C
Gainesville, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Robin Siebold
(321) 421-0054
Robin Siebold, Ph.D., P.A.33 Suntree Place, Suite C
Melbourne, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Nova University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Michael James Freels
(954) 687-0767
Freels Mental Health Group, P.A.3081 East Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Duke University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: 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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