Parenting Counselor Plymouth MA

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. Shelley Hart- Wanat
(774) 855-9930
Duxbury, Ma20 Tremont St
Duxbury, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Parenting
Qualification
School: Framingham State College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Mark Dunay
Harbor Counseling Assoc., Inc.
(508) 746-8886
340 Court Street
Plymouth, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, LADC1
Licensed in Massachusetts
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpers
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Diane Littlefield
Diane Littlefield, LICSW
(781) 878-0800
80 Washington SQ. Suite D-26
Norwell, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Po
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Christine M. Showalter
(508) 928-5149
Christine M. Showalter, LMFT27 Robert J. Way
Plymouth, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce
Qualification
School: Antioch NE Grad School
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Laura Campbell
(781) 816-8635
769 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Lesley University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Kenneth Freedman
(508) 213-8042
41 Popple Bottom Rd
Sandwich, MA
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Jeffrey Bossio
Jeffrey Bossio, LICSW
(781) 347-4714
80 Washington St. Suite C-17
Norwell, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Asperger's Syndrome, Anger Ma
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Judith Iadarola Caron
(508) 746-9121
Plymouth Psychotherapy146 Court Street
Plymouth, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Westfield University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Kristin Gearin, LMHC
(617) 251-8777
15 Depot Street
Duxbury, MA
 
Kathleen Rose Duffy
(508) 984-0625
Lakeville, MA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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