Parenting Counselor Worcester 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.

Tara Tivnan, LMHC
(508) 213-8103
Tara Tivnan, LMHC51 Union Street
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Assumption College
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Stuart G Fisher
(508) 812-0955
124 Newton Avenue North
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Paul M Amato
(508) 455-5048
Amato Therapy
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Rhode Island College
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beacon Health

Amato Therapy
(508) 455-5048
Amato Therapy
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Rhode Island College
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beacon Health

Mrs. Elizabeth Daniels
(508) 455-5191
17 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Parenting
Qualification
School: Framingham State College
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Tara Tivnan, LMHC
(508) 213-8103
Tara Tivnan, LMHC50 Elm Street
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Assumption College
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Blanca Alicia Calderon
(508) 213-4957
30 Sever Street
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Parenting, Latino culltural especialist, Trauma and PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Framihan State College
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Joel D. Perlmutter
(508) 928-5167
A Balanced Way
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Blanche Dietz
(508) 202-1854
221 Boston Post Road East
Marlborough, MA
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. James Valeri
(508) 915-4291
New Hope Counseling5 Edgell Rd.
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Framingham State College
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna Out of Network Provider

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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