Communication Tips for Divorced/Separated Parents

Communication for divorced parents In my work as a therapist, I find co-parenting to be one of the most difficult challenges for many divorced and separated parents. Whether the relationship ended in conflict or agreement, raising a child separately can prove to be highly stressful. Whether communication is difficult for parents or not, good communication is key to a child’s well being. The tips below can help parents meet this important goal: Read More

Back to School Posts and Handout

Today is a big day for kids and parents in my small part of the world-school has started! I’ve written many posts over the years that are applicable this time of year and linked them below. Another important factor in a child’s success is informing their new teachers about their special... [Read more]

Helping Transitions for Kids Go A Little Smoother

At one time or another, most parents, child care workers, therapists, teachers, and so on, have experienced the challenges of getting a child to transition from one activity to another. Depending on the child’s personality type or special needs, the difficulty level can vary from one child to... [Read more]

Friday Wrap Up: Website for interns, picture books on feelings, business conference for therapists, and more!

Featured Website: Growing Interns A fabulous (and fairly new) website created to help mental health interns find an internship site and supervisor. This site offers a great start for those just beginning in the field. [Read more]  Read More →

Common Concerns of Children, Teens, and Parents (that I hear in therapy)

As a child and family therapist, I listen to people’s deepest worries and problems almost every day. While no two individuals or circumstances are exactly the same, there are patterns I hear from the various age groups of clients. Below are the most common concerns of children, teens, and parents,... [Read more]

Setting Up an Inviting and Unique Therapy Office

Setting up your psychotherapy office can be exciting and fun, but it’s also serious business. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know I moved into a new office last year and recently updated the office arrangement for the better. While the most important factor for successful therapy... [Read more]

Friday Wrap Up for June 13, 2014

DSM-V: Implications for Children and Adolescents This is a great article on Liana Lowenstein’s site this week that shares important changes  child therapists need to be aware of in the latest DSM. I find I am still learning every day! Family Mail by Let’s Explore I have actually done this... [Read more]

Activities That Improve Focus and Concentration

Anyone can benefit from activities that require focus and concentration. Not only does it keep your brain functioning well into adulthood, but it can make other tasks less frustrating and increase productivity at school and work.     7 Ways to Promote an Good Concentration Skills: // < ![CDATA[ medianet_width='250';... [Read more]

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