Parenting Counselor Palisades Park NJ

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.

Mark A Blaustein
(201) 383-5757
1605 John Street
Fort Lee, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Seton Hall University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Ceridian

Ms. Barbara Altman
(201) 292-5180
Edgewater, New Jersey309 Thornton Court
Edgewater, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Wayne State University
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Ms. Susan L Goldman
(201) 688-7198
668 American Legion Drive
Teaneck, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parents of Children w/Special Needs, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: All PPO''s

Ms. Heidi Flax
(201) 283-8153
Hackensack55 Summit Ave
Hackensack, NJ
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1986
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

Dr. Kira Bartlett
(917) 791-1164
241 Central Park W
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Ferkauf Graduate school of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. M Lee Pope
(201) 654-7322
2185 Lemoine Ave.
Fort Lee, NJ
Specialties
Addiction, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Montclair University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: client will pre-qualify for initial appo

Mrs. Marlene R. Greenspan
(201) 254-5205
Counseling for Better Living
Teaneck, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Montclair University
Year of Graduation: 1994
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
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Chana Simmonds
(201) 254-5296
878 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ
Specialties
Infertility, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder, Parenting
Qualification
School: Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Sheldon R Weiss
(646) 600-8072
145 W 96th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. DeeAnne Dozier Kind
(646) 351-1762
585 West End Ave,
New York, NY
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Guardian

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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