Therapy with Teens: More Than “Just Talking”

I would like to thank my friend, colleague, and co-author of It’s About To Get Real Unprofessional, Katelyn, for sharing her expertise with us today. The following is from a thread that she shared on her Twitter and gave me permission to post here. I hear a lot from parents that they felt past therapyContinue reading “Therapy with Teens: More Than “Just Talking””

Telehealth Activity: Dance Party

There is more than one way to do a telehealth dance party! You can have a literal dance party where your client chooses a song, and you both rock out in front of your cameras. This can be a lot of fun but is also challenging because you have to try to stay in-frame. TheContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Dance Party”

5 Essential Tips for Telehealth with Kids

With my new book’s release date fast approaching, I’ve put together five tips for your telehealth sessions. I wrote this piece for PESI’s website, and you can get two free telehealth activities there! Therapists are still reeling from the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on therapy. While sessions continued with telehealth options, gone wasContinue reading “5 Essential Tips for Telehealth with Kids”

Telehealth Activity: Choose Your Own Adventure

I love creative interventions for therapy! One of my favorite things about telehealth is that it opens us up to even more options if we just think about things a different way. I was recently sent a link to this tutorial on how to create Choose Your Own Adventure stories using Google slides. It isContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Choose Your Own Adventure”

Telemental Health with Kids Toolbox: Coming December 15, 2021

It’s happening! After more than a year and a half of telehealth with kids, gathering interventions, problem solving, troubleshooting, and technical support, I’ve compiled more than 100 kid-friendly telehealth interventions into a book. I also talk about how to create even more interventions for your own, personalized toolbox of telehealth activities. I owe the peopleContinue reading “Telemental Health with Kids Toolbox: Coming December 15, 2021”

App Review: Done

Done is an app that helps you create healthy habits and goals to make positive changes in your life. You can work on increasing an activity or decreasing something you feel is not serving you. It is self-guided, allowing you to tailor the goals to your specific needs and lifestyle, and the app offers accountabilityContinue reading “App Review: Done”

Telehealth Safety Tip: Hand Signal

I interrupt your previously scheduled telehealth activity post with a safety tip! Yesterday, the New York Times shared the story of a young girl who had been kidnapped and signaled to another driver that she was in trouble using a hand signal. I recognized the hand signal as something I learned from a telehealth training,Continue reading “Telehealth Safety Tip: Hand Signal”

Sleep Hygiene: When You Can’t Sleep

One of the most frustrating things is when you want to sleep, you follow your routine, you lie down in bed, and it just…doesn’t happen. Maybe you had a particularly stressful day, or maybe you had caffeine later than usual. Or maybe you fell asleep, but a noise or a dream woke you, and nowContinue reading “Sleep Hygiene: When You Can’t Sleep”

Thoughts on “Trauma Dumping”

Last week was the full moon, and if you believe in that kind of thing, that belief was probably reinforced. One thing that happened is a therapist posted a reaction video on Tik Tok of “When a client wants to trauma dump in the first session,” captioned, “Not happening on my watch ever again.” TheContinue reading “Thoughts on “Trauma Dumping””

Telehealth Activity: Tunnel Rush

Most child therapists and play therapists keep activities and games in their offices that rely on competition between the therapist and client. You can practice regulation and frustration tolerance when the client loses and good sportsmanship when they win. Taking turns requires impulse control and is an important social skill. Plus, games are fun, andContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Tunnel Rush”