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

Alison Schulz
(214) 960-1020
242 S Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network-BCBS

Mrs. Melissa Sue Rosbottom
(239) 249-8909
17595 S. Tamiami Tr
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Dolores "lolita" B. Grohmann
(813) 358-4935
Bridgewater Professional Park
Lutz, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: National Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACI

Cindy L Richetti
(904) 647-4949
100 Executive Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Parenting, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Thinking Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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

Ms. Carol Hosmer Golly
(239) 471-4464
816 Anchor Rode Drive
Naples, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Laura Rose
(305) 809-8882
The Place for Reconnecting19300 West Dixie Hgwy
Aventura, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Thomas University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Connie Toft
(407) 490-0691
The Hazel Counseling Center2441 W SR 426
Oviedo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Dakota
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Janet Amsel Sunshine
(954) 417-8621
Professional Counseling Center2151 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Relocation Issues, Hypnosis
Qualification
School: Adelphi Univetsity, Universidad Catolica del Peru
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
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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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