Parenting Counselor Oswego NY

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.

Mrs. Debbie Pincus
(914) 712-8187
The Relationship Center173 Larchmont Ave
Larchmont, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: Gestalt Institute
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Liz Bischoff
(516) 299-8785
Molloy Landing Suite 3
Westhampton Beach, NY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Long Island University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Candida R Diaz
(917) 834-6211
369 Ashford Ave.
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Hunter College
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Steven Lee
(914) 712-8202
99 Main Street, Suite 320
Nyack, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Connections Marriage and Family Therapy
(516) 492-4485
Connections Marriage and Family Therapy520 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: Hofstra
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Philip D Stein
(516) 693-8089
520 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
Specialties
early childhood disorders, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Mark Sichel
(646) 351-1869
Midtown Manhattan, East Side420 East 54th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: MSW Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I accept any out of network reimbursemen

Ms. Jennifer Rosvally
(914) 610-4877
Hillside Ave
Goldens Bridge, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Peer Relationships, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Jean Geffen
(516) 466-7876
Great Neck, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Adjustment to Parenthood, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Columbia Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. William Cipriano
(914) 595-1554
275 North Street
Harrison, NY
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Substance Abuse
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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