Telehealth Activity: Bad Ice Cream

Great news, everyone! The wonderful people at PESI asked me to write a Volume II to my Telehealth with Kids book! That does mean that the telehealth posts in this blog will probably be fewer and farther in between, as I will be focusing on putting together content for the book. Don’t worry, though –Continue reading “Telehealth Activity: Bad Ice Cream”

Telehealth Activity: Bop-It

Remember Bop-It? Hours of fun, or two minutes of fun followed by a rage quit. I never had a Bop-It in my in-person office, but when I discovered the online version, it felt like an obvious option for kids working on executive functioning, attention, frustration tolerance, and emotion regulation. You can screen share and grantContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Bop-It”

Telehealth Activity: Poly Business (It’s Monopoly)

I don’t keep Monopoly in my in-person office simply because you cannot get through an entire game in a 45-minute session, but kids ask about it pretty frequently. I see therapeutic benefits – what game provides more opportunities to model and practice frustration tolerance than Monopoly? A great thing about telehealth is that there areContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Poly Business (It’s Monopoly)”

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: Simon

Remember Simon, the light and music memory game? I have seen memes about Simon being the source of their anxiety, so this might not be one of your go-to therapy games. That is okay! I have a lot of options so that a lot of different kinds of therapists find something useful here. The gameContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Simon”

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”

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”