Therapy and Social Media

The internet is simultaneously a wonderful and overwhelming place. Thanks to social media, pretty much anyone can reach out to pretty much anyone else at any time through dozens of different portals. The internet is a minefield when you are a therapist. Many (myself included) choose to be public with our names and credentials onContinue reading “Therapy and Social Media”

Telehealth Activity: Pet Adoption

As a child of the 90s and early 2000s, I was raised on Tamagotchis and Neopets. They were so much fun, but also stressful as I tried to keep them alive. Virtual pets can help teach responsibility and build attachment with the pet. There is an element of creativity as well. I have written beforeContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Pet Adoption”

Interview with Katy Lees, Therapist & Author

I connected with Katy Lees through Twitter because the internet is a wonderful place that keeps introducing me to fantastic people. Katy is the author of The Trans Guide to Mental Health and Well-Being, a comprehensive resource for trans folks and the people who care about them. Information about purchasing their book is available atContinue reading “Interview with Katy Lees, Therapist & Author”

CareDash Therapist “Directory”

Therapists, if you are not already aware, there is a website called CareDash that has created unauthorized profiles of thousands of mental health providers. The information posted is often inaccurate, and most colleagues I have spoken with were not aware that they were featured on the site before I told them. My own profile listsContinue reading “CareDash Therapist “Directory””

Any Piece of Media Can Be a CBT Intervention

I have talked before about what “makes” an activity have therapeutic value and how this description grows and changes over time. As I have said many times, in therapy sessions, I am not there to make a certain intervention happen; rather, my job is to take whatever happens and make that thing therapeutic. This isContinue reading “Any Piece of Media Can Be a CBT Intervention”

Telehealth Activity: Rush Hour

The first draft of my second telehealth book is submitted, and I am excitedly waiting for my editor’s comments. Of course, days after I submitted the manuscript, I found an online version of yet another game I have used in my in-person office. But that is why I started this blog, right? To offer resources.Continue reading “Telehealth Activity: Rush Hour”

PESI Presents: Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children & Adolescents

Friends, I am pleased and excited to announce that PESI has scheduled me to present my newest continuing education course on April 29, 2022! Sign up now for Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents. Discover how to integrate cognitive behavioral interventions and techniques with a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. Learn the underlying philosophyContinue reading “PESI Presents: Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children & Adolescents”

Some Thoughts on Mindfulness

“Mindfulness,” in psychology, refers to activities and practices intended to bring your attention and awareness into the present moment. The aim is to be aware of your body, mind, and surroundings without judgment. It is also a term that has been thrown around to the point that much of the original meaning has gotten lost.Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Mindfulness”

Interview with Kevin Gruzewski, Recreation Therapy Consultant

Kevin Gruzewski is a recreation therapist who has worked with developmentally disabled adults as well as teenagers in the criminal justice system. I connected with Kevin through Amazon of all places! I was looking up my telehealth book, and under “Frequently bought together,” Amazon recommended Kevin’s book, Therapy Games for Teens: 150 Activities to ImproveContinue reading “Interview with Kevin Gruzewski, Recreation Therapy Consultant”

Clinical Documentation in Therapy

Today’s guest blogger comes highly recommended by Armani. Sarah Isaacs (aka @Sheologian) is an excellent therapist and personal friend. Earlier this week, in the midst of coverage of a particular harassment case, news broke that the victim’s therapist had turned therapy notes over to her university. The university showed her private therapy notes to herContinue reading “Clinical Documentation in Therapy”