Parenting Counselor Starke FL

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.

Mindy Parsons
(561) 287-9024
Delray Beach Counseling85 SE 4th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: Florida Atlantic University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 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

Dr. Larry E Shyers
(352) 234-3944
3750 Lake Center Loop
Mount Dora, FL
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University Of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Carol L Gross
(954) 372-2153
Alan A. Jaffe Ph.D and Associates3080 NW 99th Ave #202
Coral Springs, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Post Partum Depression, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Mrs. Erin D Davis
(407) 347-6779
165 Sabal Palm Drive
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 8 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

Eric Leever
(772) 410-3883
Leever Mental Health Counseling607 St. Lucie Crescent
Stuart, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Transsexual Issues
Qualification
School: Florida Atlantic University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: MHA/MHNet

Kemp Counseling & Consulting Services
(904) 647-4948
Kemp Counseling & Consulting Services4720 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Infertility
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ 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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Janet Amsel Sunshine
(954) 417-8621
Professional Counseling Center2151 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Relocation Issues, Hypnosis
Qualification
School: Adelphi Univetsity, Universidad Catolica del Peru
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Paul Fugelsang
(904) 647-4947
Psychological Services of St. Augustine1100-1 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Saint Augustine, FL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Naropa University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Jim Porter
(386) 868-3877
Alachua Integrative Medicine14804 NW 140th Avenue
Alachua, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Bullying, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

New Beginning Counseling Services
(407) 624-4721
New Beginning Counseling Services7232 W. Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas A&M CCU
Year of Graduation: 1984
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
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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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