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. Erin D Davis
(407) 347-6779
165 Sabal Palm Drive
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Vickie J Bishop
(954) 918-2244
2400 N University Dr.
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida Atlantic University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Sarah B Gentry
(561) 414-2566
Gentry Counseling224 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Codependency and Family of Orgin I, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Year of Graduation: 2000
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
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Dorothy Wolfson
(954) 378-9462
Psychotherapy, Inc7501 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Thinking Disorders, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Heed University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Life With Hope, LLC
(727) 233-5191
Life With Hope, LLC6123 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

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

Annette D Reiter
(727) 232-4944 x1
Annette Reiter, Inc.840 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Abuse Recovery
Qualification
School: University of San Diego
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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