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”

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”

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”

Today’s The Day! Telehealth And Kids Certification with PESI

Good morning, followers! If you haven’t seen my dozens of posts, tweets, and Facebook mentions about it, today and tomorrow I am teaching a certification on telehealth with kids thanks to the support of the awesome people at PESI. I’m told there have been quite a few sign ups, but it is being recorded, soContinue reading “Today’s The Day! Telehealth And Kids Certification with PESI”

Frequently Asked Questions about Telemental Health and Kids

Parents have a lot of questions when bringing their children for therapy services, and this has never been more true than with the rise of telehealth. It can already be anxiety-provoking to reach out, and combined with navigating technology and “doing therapy” in a different way than what you might be used to is scary.Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions about Telemental Health and Kids”

Telehealth Games for Kids at Teachers Pay Teachers

As you may have seen in my earlier posts, I have created a virtual store with Teachers Pay Teachers to create and distribute even more telehealth resources for work with kids. I have been using the custom room template on PlayingCards.IO to take classic board games often used in in-person play therapy and put themContinue reading “Telehealth Games for Kids at Teachers Pay Teachers”

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!”

Coming Soon: Custom Board Games

With my PESI presentation coming up, I decided to write up all of my interventions for telehealth and kids. I wanted to make these resources available for free, since I know many therapists are struggling to engage kids and make progress on treatment plans during the era of telemental health. As I was putting togetherContinue reading “Coming Soon: Custom Board Games”

Would You Rather?

Like a lot of games that get used for therapy, Would You Rather is probably familiar to most people. We might have tried to think of the grossest or scariest options to give our friends. Whether with an individual or a group, Would You Rather can get clients talking and delve into important topics. ItContinue reading “Would You Rather?”