Parenting Counselor Oviedo 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.

Amanda K Smith
(407) 494-4190
15 Windsormere Way
Oviedo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Lisa Turner
(407) 347-6741
128 West Broadway Street Suite 105
Oviedo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mary M Karp
(407) 501-8672
Karp Counseling Associates, Inc
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Sex Therapy, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Central Florida
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Brighter Pathways Inc
(407) 749-1857
Brighter Pathways Inc1237 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Testing and Evaluation
Qualification
School: Univeristy of FL
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Average Cost
$50+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Please check your policy.

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

Ms. Karen Astringer
(407) 490-3966
Resilience Counseling Center, Inc1759 W.Broadway Street
Oviedo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Troy State University
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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

Mrs. Marla B Rodriguez
(407) 490-2576
3595 West Lake Mary Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Monica Perry
(386) 243-3633
165 Sabal Palm Drive
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2001
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
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. ALTON CHILDS
TUCKER CHILDS,MS,LMHC
(407) 738-1492
11715 ORPINGTON ST STE C
ORLANDO, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Anger Manag
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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