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.

Mr. Eric Thomas Mundt
(561) 926-6614
Marriage and Family Services, Inc15200 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fairfield University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Janice March
(941) 487-0876
1945 Morrill Street
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Early Childhood, Parenting
Qualification
School: U of Sarasota
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10)
Average Cost
up to $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Laura Rose
(305) 809-8882
The Place for Reconnecting19300 West Dixie Hgwy
Aventura, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: St. Thomas University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Lisa Turner
(407) 347-6741
128 West Broadway Street Suite 105
Oviedo, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. John Philip Frazier
(352) 678-6116
John P. Frazier, MSW,ACSW, LCSW, BCD2631 NW 41st Street, E-1
Gainesville, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Janine Ribeiro
(954) 687-0069
Blue Streams Counseling1931 NW 150 Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Regenia Proskine
(386) 675-1810
Family Therapy Center217 E Plymouth Ave
Deland, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parent Coordination & Custody Issue, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Stetson University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Norma Ross
(305) 962-6579
407 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Child or Adolescent, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
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
$190 - $220
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Les M Gordon
(954) 543-1815
Les Gordon & Associates, Inc.7200 W. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Bradley University; Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Eduardo C Armenteros
(305) 834-4279
Judy Oshinsky, PhD & Associates7600 Red Road
South Miami, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Learning Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida International University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
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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