Telehealth Activity: Nature Cams

I have talked before about using pets in telehealth sessions, and Felicia Nubivn shared how she created a butterfly garden for her sessions. Today I am expanding on this idea thanks to various zoos and park services around the world. Countless nature cams are available for viewing any time and from anywhere. Some are liveContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Nature Cams”

Tumbling Tower Questions

A while back, I discovered a virtual Tumbling Tower game that you can use in telehealth sessions. The website offers prompts to help clients talk about anger and other feelings while playing – each block has a number, and you ask the corresponding question from the list. For in-person sessions, you can purchase blocks thatContinue reading “Tumbling Tower Questions”

Exercising Your Impulse Control Muscles

I sometimes get asked why it’s easier to make good choices sometimes and harder at other times. I thought I would share why that happens. This can hopefully help kids practice making good choices. The way that we make good choices is by stopping and thinking before we do something. This is called impulse control,Continue reading “Exercising Your Impulse Control Muscles”

Telehealth Activity: Flip Bottle

Remember a few years ago when the Big Thing was to throw a water bottle into the air and make it land standing up? The videos made it look so easy, and when a client brought a water bottle to session to teach me how to do it, I was terrible at it. I thinkContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Flip Bottle”

PCIO Files Walkthrough

I regularly get questions about how to use the PCIO files on my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and although I had previously shared a walkthrough, the PlayingCards.IO people have added more awesome things to their platform! This means the website looks different than it did when I recorded the initial walkthrough. So I have madeContinue reading “PCIO Files Walkthrough”

Ap Review: PTSD Coach

I love bringing my readers new mental health aps they can try! As you might have noticed, I have a lot of positive things to say about these aps. That’s partially because, in general, I have a lot of positive things to say about a lot of things. I want to share with you thingsContinue reading “Ap Review: PTSD Coach”

Interview with Felicia Nubivn, LMSW: Butterfly Gardens and Telehealth

Felicia Nubivn is a social worker, researcher, and advocate for social justice. We connected over Twitter, and she shared that she had been using a butterfly garden in telehealth sessions. Since I’m always looking for more telehealth ideas, I reached out, and Felicia was kind enough to take time to talk with me about herContinue reading “Interview with Felicia Nubivn, LMSW: Butterfly Gardens and Telehealth”

Therapy with Kids: What Makes an Activity Therapeutic?

I have noticed that many play therapy activities involve games developed in the 1970s and 80s. Additionally, a lot of the pushback against telehealth with kids has been that screen-time activities are not sufficiently “therapeutic.” This makes me think of how people initially thought card games would be the death of family time, since peopleContinue reading “Therapy with Kids: What Makes an Activity Therapeutic?”

Interview with Carol Wulff, LSW, Author

As a child therapist, I’m always looking for books to help kids understand their mental health, their symptoms, and learn coping skills. Carol Wulff, LSW, shared with me her experience of writing William, the What-If Wonder on His First Day of School. Carol is a social worker and mother of someone who lives with anxiety.Continue reading “Interview with Carol Wulff, LSW, Author”