Parenting Counselor Saint James NY

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.

Steven Perline
(631) 209-7634
363 Route 111
Smithtown, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: SUNY at Stony Brook
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Andrea D'Amico
(516) 513-8588
500 Portion Road
Ronkonkoma, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Hofstra University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Ira Goodman
(631) 657-7201
354 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY
Specialties
Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Florida Institute of Technology
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. Lawrence E. Taub
(631) 892-6241
35 Crooked Hill Rd.
Commack, NY
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. June MacMillan Conboy
(631) 892-6256
Dix Hills, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, single parenting, blended families, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: NYIT
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Will complete forms for reimbursement

Ms. Suzanne Dilullo
(631) 392-6041 x2
111 Nesconset Highway
Hauppauge, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Stony Brook
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: 1199SEIU

Ms. Sandra Johnson
(631) 606-2819
55 Nesconset Highway
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Santa Clara
Year of Graduation: 1983
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
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Accept out of network

Sheila Schechtman
(631) 657-4800
340 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Commack, NY
Specialties
Self Esteem, Parenting, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Tamieka Y Barrett
(631) 892-6172
Barrett Psychotherapy Center21 Homestead Drive
Coram, NY
Specialties
Addiction, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Ash Psychological Services LLC
(631) 892-6261
Ash Psychological Services LLC790 New York Ave
Huntington, NY
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Virginia
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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