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?”

Interview with Dr. Margaret DeLong, Psychologist and Author

I had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Margaret DeLong about her work as The Gratitude Psychologist. Dr. DeLong is an author and psychologist with a dynamic and innovative practice, and I loved having the opportunity to get to know her! 1. Your website says you’re the Gratitude Psychologist. What does this mean to you,Continue reading “Interview with Dr. Margaret DeLong, Psychologist and Author”

Online Dollhouse

I’ve been trying to create a virtual dollhouse for months and could not figure out the best way to make it intuitive, simple, and aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately, I’m one of thousands in my field, and someone else had a strength I was lacking. Dr. Karen Fried did an amazing job creating an interactive virtual dollhouse,Continue reading “Online Dollhouse”

Skills for BIG Feelings: An Interview with Casey O’Brien Martin

As you all know, I’m constantly looking for new resources for my therapy practice, especially resources that I can share with other therapists. About two weeks ago, I found a fantastic workbook that can be used with kids individually or in a group setting. Skills for BIG Feelings author Casey O’Brien Martin is not onlyContinue reading “Skills for BIG Feelings: An Interview with Casey O’Brien Martin”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Referral Question?

Seeking support for your mental health can be overwhelming and scary. The goal of a psychological evaluation is to answer a question, and finding the right provider to complete the evaluation starts with knowing what that question is. The referral question is what you hope to have answered following the evaluation. Referral questions can beContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Referral Question?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Psych Eval?

One of the tricky things about getting help with your mental health is that many people don’t know where to start or what to ask for. We don’t get educated about psychology unless we specifically go to school for it (but thank God I memorized all 50 state capitals and only remember 10 of them!).Continue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Psych Eval?”

How Can You Be A Child Therapist If You Don’t Have Kids?

Last week on Twitter, a social worker asked, “Child and family therapists who don’t have kids, what are you even doing?” (I might have the wording slightly wrong, as I didn’t screen shot and she deleted her account shortly afterwards, but the gist is in tact.) Seeing as I’m a child therapist/psychologist who doesn’t haveContinue reading “How Can You Be A Child Therapist If You Don’t Have Kids?”

Black Friday Sale Alert!

As my friends and family know, I love a good sale. Black Friday used to be one of my favorite days of the year back when I could go to malls (and hopefully one day will be again). In honor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, I’m offering sales on my bookContinue reading “Black Friday Sale Alert!”

May You Live in Interesting Times

There is conflicting information about the origins of this expression, but it is generally agreed to be a curse. We are watching history be made as each day goes by, and frankly, I wish I lived during a more boring chapter of future history books. At the same time, though, it is through the difficultContinue reading “May You Live in Interesting Times”