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”

Interview with Dr. Regine Galanti, Psychologist and Author

Dr. Galanti is a psychologist who practices in New York. She started a private practice that currently has four mental health providers who work primarily with children and adolescents. She also does parenting consultations and work to help the adults caring for her clients be the best parents they can be. In March 2020, sheContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Regine Galanti, Psychologist and Author”

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”

Telehealth Activity: Pop-It

Pop-its, based on my extensive research, are the latest fidget toy that all the Young People are talking about (and, of course, by “extensive research,” I mean my clients have been talking about them). Not only are Pop-Its great for kids with sensory issues, but you can use them interactively in your sessions. Scratch hasContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Pop-It”

Interview with Dr. Stacey Freedenthal, LCSW, Author

Content Warning: This article talks about suicide and suicide prevention in general terms. I would like to start off by thanking Stacey for her patience with me. We met a while ago, and I have not been able to make the time to actually write this up until now. Stacey is a social worker andContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Stacey Freedenthal, LCSW, Author”

Telehealth Activity: Multiplayer Cars

One toy that got a lot of use in my office is my box of matchbox cars. So many kids enjoy racing (either against me or against themselves) and building elaborate tracks. In telehealth, Madalin Cars Multiplayer lets me incorporate car games into my telehealth sessions. The first thing I noticed about this game isContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Multiplayer Cars”