Telehealth and Kids, Volume 12: Emotional Support Animals

As always, more telehealth resources are available here! Hands down, my favorite part of telehealth is meeting everyone’s pets. A close second is my clients meeting my pets. A while back, I shared a story about my cat, Vera, and how she was affected by trauma. I’ve shared this story with kids at my practiceContinue reading “Telehealth and Kids, Volume 12: Emotional Support Animals”

PESI Presents: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Virtual Sessions with Children, Adolescents and Families

Friends, I have some very exciting news: on Monday, December 21 and Tuesday the 22, I will be presenting a certification training for telemental health with children and adolescents! The training will be live on those dates, but PESI will be recording the seminars and making them available for purchase to be completed at yourContinue reading “PESI Presents: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Virtual Sessions with Children, Adolescents and Families”

Telehealth and Kids, Volume 11: Roblox

Every time I think I have run out of topics for this series, something else comes to me! A big part of therapy with kids is sharing in the child’s interests. Yes, we want to work on making good choices, modifying behavior, and developing appropriate coping and communication skills, but none of that can happenContinue reading “Telehealth and Kids, Volume 11: Roblox”

Telehealth and Kids, Volume 10: Virtual Backgrounds

The intervention I want to talk about today isn’t a specific game, so I am writing in a different format than I usually do in this series. For more telehealth interventions with kids, check out my resources page. Also, details about the client interaction that I describe below have been changed for privacy, but theContinue reading “Telehealth and Kids, Volume 10: Virtual Backgrounds”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 9: Sand Tray Therapy

Check out other resources for telehealth with kids here! At my first practicum site, the director told us that we were welcome to use any child-friendly intervention we deemed appropriate except for sand tray because she didn’t want to deal with the mess. Well, Dr. Karen Fried found a way to not only eliminate theContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 9: Sand Tray Therapy”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 8: Dominoes

More telehealth resources are available here! Before I started working from home, I had a huge box of dominoes in my office. I rarely used it for its original intent, as kids much prefer to build with the tiles or make a path that they can then knock over. But when I was looking forContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 8: Dominoes”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 7: Mancala

(Don’t forget to check out the rest of this series!) “Mancala” refers to a group of board games that originate in Eritria and Ethiopia, but most Americans think of one specific variation when we hear this term. In therapy, this game helps kids with strategy and executive functioning, and I was excited to learn thatContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 7: Mancala”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 6: Scattegories

Before checking out today’s post, please go to my resources page to see other telehealth interventions for kids! When I think of Scattegories, I think of my first job at a dry cleaner. On slow days, one of my co-workers would get it out of her car, and we would play to pass the time.Continue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 6: Scattegories”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 5: Pictionary

Make sure you check out the other posts in this series! Although I am not certified as an Art Therapist, I have done continuing education in art therapy and lead a group for teenagers who want to explore how their creative side can help them cope with mental illness. There are a lot of greatContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 5: Pictionary”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 3: Connect Four

If you haven’t already, check out the first two parts in this series on telemental health interventions for kids! I. LOVE. Connect Four. It’s similar to chess in that you have to plan ahead and focus on two things at once (where I’m moving and where you’re moving), but it’s much less complicated and soContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 3: Connect Four”