Parenting Counselor Seekonk 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.

Mrs. Natalie Monaghan
(401) 367-4711
184 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Selective Mutism, Parenting
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Years In Practice: 5 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
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Nanci Adams
(401) 262-0644
The Therapy Collaborative150 Waterman Avenue
Providence, RI
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Self Esteem
Qualification
School: Hahnemann University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 6 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
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Teresa Bairos, LMFT & Associates, LLC.
(401) 415-7054
Teresa Bairos, LMFT & Associates, LLC.225 Newman Ave
Rumford, RI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of Ct.
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Kelly Michelle Rehbein
(401) 288-1072
225 Newman Avenue
Rumford, RI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: URI
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Elizabeth Cooper Engelhorn
(401) 284-7876
Engelhorn989 Reservior Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Goddard College
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Robert A Walker
(401) 859-1929
Counseling and Consulting Center251 Park Avenue Lower Level
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Parenting, Attachement Issues/Disorder, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
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
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Linda O'malley
(401) 246-4212
Barrington Counseling Center2 Country Rd
Barrington, RI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce
Qualification
School: CAGS
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Ellen M Barman
(617) 454-4717
2 Regency Plaza
Providence, RI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Parenting, disability Issues
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
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: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Marisa Etting
(401) 680-6185
1570 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Bridgewater State College
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Whitney Q Thompson
(401) 216-6214
341 Broadway
Providence, RI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Parenting
Qualification
School: Central Connecticut State University
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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