Psychologists Vs Counselors Vs Social Workers

Between affordability, accessibility, and fit, finding a therapist who can meet your needs feels impossible. Most people aren’t even sure where to start when it comes to choosing a therapist. While there are many different factors to consider, one that comes up frequently when I receive referrals is the therapist’s credentials, and this is aContinue reading “Psychologists Vs Counselors Vs Social Workers”

Professional Wills: Webinar for Therapists

You asked, and I delivered! Recently, I updated my professional will. Like with many things in my life, I celebrated the occasion by tweeting about it. This generated a lively discussion of professional wills, what they are, and why we as therapists need them. I vaguely recall professional wills being mentioned during my graduate training,Continue reading “Professional Wills: Webinar for Therapists”

Interview with Dr. Deborah Serani, Psychologist and Author

I connected with Dr. Deborah Serani on Twitter, and she was kind enough to answer some questions about her clinical work and her writing. She has some great books about depression as well as books for kids, and you can find her books on Amazon! To start off, tell me a bit about your professionalContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Deborah Serani, Psychologist and Author”

Jigsaw Puzzles for Telehealth

Many of my clients like doing puzzles, which is why I keep a few to choose from in my office, but pieces can get lost, and doing the same puzzles over and over gets boring. Enter telehealth. This website and lets you put together a jigsaw puzzle on your computer screen. Pieces never get lost,Continue reading “Jigsaw Puzzles for Telehealth”

EAPs and Mental Health

I’ve started a series answering questions on the cost of mental health. I firmly and passionately believe that every single person has a right to mental health care that fits their individual needs and is affordable, AND ALSO therapists and other mental health professionals deserve to be paid appropriately for their time. I spoke beforeContinue reading “EAPs and Mental Health”

Work From Home, Day 365

One year ago today, I received news that the county I lived in had its first confirmed community transmission. (I think we had community transmission well before then, but the governor only authorized testing for people who had travelled.) Because some of my clients or their family members might fall into the high-risk category, andContinue reading “Work From Home, Day 365”

Virtual Fidgets

Fidget spinners and cubes exploded in popularity a few years ago. Initially, this was fantastic because it meant that neuro-divergent children (and adults) could incorporate fidgeting and stimming into their lives in a way that was not ridiculed or mocked by those around them. Of course, like with most fads that kids get into, eventuallyContinue reading “Virtual Fidgets”

Flower Breathing

This is an activity I use with kids to help them take big breaths. It’s good to have a lot of breathing activities to choose from in your arsenal as a therapist, since everyone responds differently to the different techniques. This activity will help you practice taking big breaths to calm your body. You canContinue reading “Flower Breathing”

Virtual Slime

A lot of child therapists make slime with their clients in session, or they did back when we saw people in person. Personally, it was not an intervention I used often for a couple of reasons. One, to accommodate my caseload, I would book after school appointments back-to-back, and the cleanup would put me behindContinue reading “Virtual Slime”

App Review: ProviderResilience

I found my new favorite app. It’s called ProviderResilience, and it’s free. When I saw the name, I knew it would fit right in with my brand! ProviderResilience helps mental health practitioners track levels of burnout and encourages choices that increase our resilience. ProviderResilience has daily affirmations that it encourages you to focus on throughoutContinue reading “App Review: ProviderResilience”