Parenting Counselor Secaucus NJ

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. Kay Birnbaun-Itzigsohn
(201) 325-8002
3300 Hudson Ave
Union City, NJ
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, ADHD, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Belgrano University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$70 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Marla Guglberger
(201) 254-0589
Self and Relationship Therapy, LLC450 7th Street
Hoboken, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Bill Wertheim
(914) 573-4659
William J. Wertheim, LCSW1841 Broadway
New York, NY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Anne Sikora
(646) 583-3251
80 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Specialties
Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Oxford

Naomi Miller
(646) 600-5255
140 Riverside Dr
New York, NY
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: 1199SEIU

Diana Perales
(201) 676-3396
51 Newark Street
Hoboken, NJ
Specialties
Parenting, Postpartum Issues, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Adults
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Rohini Vira
(917) 310-5707
Dr Rohini Vira LLC50 Harrison Street
Hoboken, NJ
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Parenting
Qualification
School: The Ohio State University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Asian
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. DeeAnne Dozier Kind
(646) 351-1762
585 West End Ave,
New York, NY
Specialties
Depression, Parenting, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Guardian

Dr. Kira Bartlett
(917) 791-1164
241 Central Park W
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Ferkauf Graduate school of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Lisa Zurndorfer
(646) 600-8040
200 West 57th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting
Qualification
School: Columbia Univ
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $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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