Parenting Counselor Revere 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.

Dr. Carita M Anderson
(617) 981-6529
92 High Street
Medford, MA
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Family Conflict, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Joanne Loomer
(617) 446-3029
227 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Simmons College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Barbara Dwyer-Heidkamp
(781) 621-8040
338 Main Street
Wakefield, MA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Union Institute/Vermont College
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

New England Center for Couples and Families
(781) 361-9924
New England Center for Couples and Families742 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
Specialties
Emotionally Focused Couples & Famil, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: MSPP
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Janet Zimmern
(781) 648-8989
366 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Network

Nancy R. Kelly, LMHC
(781) 366-0369
Nancy R. Kelly, LMHC48 Elm Street
Stoneham, MA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Salem State College, MA
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Bet Macarthur
(617) 661-5779
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Parenting, Financial struggle, Sleep, gender, ADHD, Psychosis
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ann O'Connell
(617) 682-9181 x3
Ann O''Connell240A Elm Street
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Caryn Mushlin
(617) 446-3163
1093 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Deborah Goldsmith
(781) 641-0976
94 Pleasant Street
Arlington, MA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
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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