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.

Cindy L Richetti
(904) 647-4949
100 Executive Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Parenting, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Thinking Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Alice E Richman
(561) 287-6010
100 Village Square Crossing
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: La Salle University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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

Dr. Percy Ricketts
(954) 283-7592
Counseling & Empowerment Consulting Group10031 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Argosy University -Sarasota Campus
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Nicole Davis White
(305) 933-5733
Delta Psychological Group2750 NE 185th Street
Aventura, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Widener University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Terri Northup Wall
(904) 209-9630
Coastal Psychology Group13500 Sutton Park Drive South
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Pennsylvania State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Annette D Reiter
(727) 232-4944 x1
Annette Reiter, Inc.840 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Abuse Recovery
Qualification
School: University of San Diego
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Morgan Forer
(305) 741-5560
Morgan Forer, P.A.975 41st Street
Miami Beach, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Play Therapy
Qualification
School: University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: We accept all PPO''s.

Tiffany M Gerling
(813) 358-2514
423 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Brandon, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cristina Pomo-Sansac
(786) 273-7986
9555 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida International University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Corphealth

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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