Parenting Counselor Pacifica CA

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.

Ms. Donna Blethen
(650) 385-8844
1750 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Parenting, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: San Francisco State University
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Lori Smiley-Klingler
(650) 209-7903
Burlingame, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: San Francisco State University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
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: PPO''s

Ms. Azizeh E. Rezaiyan
(650) 206-9973
840 Hinckley Rd
Burlingame, CA
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Tracy De Soto, MA, MFT
(650) 209-7757
Tracy De Soto, MA, MFT405 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Life Coaching, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: John F. Kennedy University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACI

Ms. Eddie(Edna) Arbetman
(415) 689-9463
205 East 3rd Avenue, Suite #205
San Mateo, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: California State University at Hayward
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Lynn Gallo
(650) 385-8010
450 Dondee Way
Pacifica, CA
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Claremont EAP

Mr. Adam L Jacobson
(650) 209-7791
Burlingame, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Gay Lesbian Issues
Qualification
School: UCLA
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Janna Fond
(650) 400-3214
1820 Ogden Drive
Burlingame, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: California Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Tamberly Mott
(415) 799-8216
Counseling for Youth & Families44 Visitacion Avenue
Brisbane, CA
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mary Deger Seevers
(650) 200-3766
1720 S. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain or Illness, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Notre Dame De Namur University (Belmont, CA)
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network Provider

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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