Parenting Counselor Opa Locka 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.

Lina Maria Moyano
(954) 417-7809
Children''s Relationship Center3130 Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
Specialties
Autism, Developmental Disorders, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida International University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Percy Ricketts
(954) 283-7592
Counseling & Empowerment Consulting Group10031 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Argosy University -Sarasota Campus
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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

Mrs. Devina Cruickshank-Brown
(954) 832-3602
Creative Solutions 4 Kids and Families, LLC4700 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, ADHD
Qualification
School: University of British Colombia, Canada
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Mines and Associates (in network)

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

Olga Bloch
(305) 834-4625
Loving Families1380 Miami Gardens Drive
Miami, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: University of Miami
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Michael A Schenker
(954) 687-0720
1000 N Hiatus Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina, at Greensboro
Year of Graduation: 1997
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
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Counseling & Empowerment Consulting Group
(954) 283-7592
Counseling & Empowerment Consulting Group10031 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argosy University -Sarasota Campus
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Regina Ventura
(786) 231-3476
1180 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, cancer patients, bereaved parents a, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: out of network

Mrs. Orly Gueron
(305) 834-4934
2999 NE 191st Street
Aventura, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Univeristy of Miami, Coral Gables FL
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: work with PPO insurance plans

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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