Parenting Counselor Ridgefield 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.

Yvonne B Bregman
(203) 318-4687
158 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Parenting, Mood Disorders, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Years In Practice: 10 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
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem

Mrs. Emmanuelle Defaux Schneider
(203) 347-4259
Monroe Counseling Services, LLC14 Charlie Hill Road
Redding, CT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Barbara Greenberg
(203) 806-5771
Weston, CT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Edythe Denkin
(203) 601-2066
Dr. Edythe Denkin51 Locust Avenue
New Canaan, CT
Specialties
Academic Underachievement, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Walden University
Year of Graduation: 1985
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)
Average Cost
$200 - $300
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Georgiana E Rescigno
(203) 744-3388
5 Kilian Drive
Danbury, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Fairfield University
Year of Graduation: 1998
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: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Barbara Keefe
(203) 418-7874
90 Grove St.
Ridgefield, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $220
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Jennifer Rosvally
(914) 610-4877
Hillside Ave
Goldens Bridge, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Peer Relationships, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Allison J. Bell
(914) 265-2049
New York190 Goldens Bridge Road
Katonah, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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
$150 - $250
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Peggy Bice
(516) 740-1018
215 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Step parenting issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Mrs. Deborah S Gershon
(914) 801-8153
215 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $150

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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