Psychological Evaluation 101: Learning Disorder Assessments

When I was a graduate intern, I did about 200 learning disorder assessments for school kids in Arkansas, to the point that I could pretty much complete one in my sleep (and if dreams count, I often did). Learning disorders (like dyslexia) occur when someone struggles to take in and comprehend new information like theyContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Learning Disorder Assessments”

Sand Art

I’ve talked before about using sand trays or sand drawing in telehealth sessions. Although you lose a sensory component when you move these kinds of activities online, it makes for easier cleanup and has a really cool visual component. Recently, I discovered another sand-based telehealth activity at ThisIsSand. If your client is using a smartContinue reading “Sand Art”

An Interview with Jill Johnson-Young, Social Worker, Clinician, Grieftalker

I had the honor of sitting down to a (Zoom) conversation with Jill Johnson-Young, a grief therapist, to hear about her important work and how it has been affected by the pandemic and the current world as we know it. I also got to sit down with Frank, Jill’s poodle, who didn’t have much toContinue reading “An Interview with Jill Johnson-Young, Social Worker, Clinician, Grieftalker”

ADHD Online Presents: Managing Behavioral Issues in Parenting Kids with ADHD

Thank you again to the wonderful people at ADHD Online for allowing me to present on parenting kids with ADHD! If you weren’t able to view it live, or you want to watch it again, the video is available on Facebook. The slides from the presentation are also available for download. If you’re looking forContinue reading “ADHD Online Presents: Managing Behavioral Issues in Parenting Kids with ADHD”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What is A Waiver?

A Waiver Evaluation (or Medicaid Waiver) refers to a specific psychological evaluation that determines an individual’s need for government-funded support and services. These are usually requested for adults, but sometimes children are referred for Waiver Evaluations also. Typically, these evaluations assess for Intellectual Disability, as adults with this diagnosis might need extra support in trackingContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What is A Waiver?”

Vision Boards

Goal-setting is an important part of the therapy process, and this can be especially challenging with kids and teens who probably weren’t the ones to decide that they “needed” mental health services. When I did in-person sessions, one activity that a lot of teenagers enjoyed was making vision boards. We would take paper and magazinesContinue reading “Vision Boards”

Interview with Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy, Therapist and Writer

Content warning: this post discusses late-term pregnancy loss. Tracy Gilmour Nimoy is a therapist in California certified in Perinatal Mental Health. She has a wonderful blog about mental health and has some excellent resources on her website. Tracy was kind enough to take some time to talk with me about her practice and the storyContinue reading “Interview with Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy, Therapist and Writer”