Parenting Counselor Salem NH

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.

Mr. Phil Youngclaus
(978) 393-1243
HAVERHILL545MAIN ST.
Haverhill, MA
Specialties
Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: umass/boston
Year of Graduation: 1986
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
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Northeast Counseling & Coaching
(603) 819-4609
Northeast Counseling & Coaching6 Concord Street
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Co Parenting After Divorce, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Capella University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Native American
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$30 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Theodora Noyes McDowell
(978) 388-3343 x11
Amesbury, MA
Amesbury, MA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Simmons College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Lucille H Byno
(603) 326-6644
Lucille H. Byno, Ph.D., PLLC20 Trafalgar Square, Ste. 406
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 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
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Lynne Bishop
(978) 616-9915
51 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Lesley University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Courtney G Vareschi
(781) 333-8914
68 Main Street
Andover, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Suffolk University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: 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

Mrs. Lisa Landolt
(603) 287-1269
Family Centered Counseling of New England, PLLC2 Wellman Ave
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Parenting, Family Conflict, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1987
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
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Melissa Audier
(978) 212-9967
352 Park Street
North Reading, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Salem State College
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

The Capital Region Children's Center- New England
(603) 952-3262
The Capital Region Children''s Center- New England
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Home-based Family Stabalization, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 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
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Leah M Alexander
(857) 362-0938
58 Main Street
Topsfield, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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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