Parenting Counselor Plainville CT

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.

Holly Monroe Consulting Group
(860) 591-9975
Holly Monroe Consulting Group318 Main Street
Farmington, CT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Saint Joseph College
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Jill M. Hanson
(860) 506-5764
Burlington, CT
Specialties
Adoption, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Ingrid Y Helander
(860) 308-1222
Ingrid Y. Helander, LMFT1216 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Central Connecticut State University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem

Dr. Patricia W Hensley
(860) 615-5395
Avon, CT
Specialties
Divorce, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Liza M Frank
(860) 598-0960
Bright Futures Counseling, LLC408 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: Central Connecticut State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Natale Teodoro
(860) 556-4115
Modern Family Therapy41 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Geoff Genser
(860) 952-9746
Geoff Genser, LCSW, LLC15 N Main Street
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parent-Child Relational Problems, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Simmons College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Barbara S Bennett
(860) 308-1704
45 S. Main St
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Central Connecticut State University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 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
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Ms. Laura Reiter
(860) 342-8660
682 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Smith College School For Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

Deanna G. Chvatal
(860) 308-1907
Aha! Tales2446 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, facilitator of groups, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch New England Keene NH
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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