The Longest and Most Boring Conversation in the History of the Universe

Hey there! Is it just me or is it getting more difficult to keep the attention of children with ADHD and/or autism? Now more than ever, children are struggling to focus in school or at home. I notice it even in my counseling sessions. It’s a challenge to stay on-topic and on-track. I understand- thereContinue reading “The Longest and Most Boring Conversation in the History of the Universe”

Exploring Love Languages

As February is a month generally associated with love, I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss love languages. I love using the love languages with my teenage clients because it allows them to gain insight into their behaviors within relationships and encourages them to advocate for what they need to feel supportedContinue reading “Exploring Love Languages”

The Adverb Game

The Adverb Game is fun drama game that works on skills such as creativity, observation, grammar, and emotional identification. This game is ideal in group settings and can be adapted for a variety of different age groups, populations, and/or cognitive abilities. The game is simple. First, start out by creating a list of adverbs whetherContinue reading “The Adverb Game”

Guided Meditation for Letting Go of Tension

When I have clients who struggle with traditional meditation, I often suggest that they try guided meditation. I love guided meditation because it incorporates purposeful dialogue that leads you through the meditation experience and can help you to stay engaged. A simple YouTube search can produce hundreds of guided meditation videos about a variety ofContinue reading “Guided Meditation for Letting Go of Tension”

I Can Still Dream: Creating safe space for children to process racism

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Today on CATS Corner we are learning an activity to help create a safe space for our small clients. Talking about racism and discrimination is scary- even for adults. For kids, they may not know the words to express intense emotions related to what they have seen or directlyContinue reading “I Can Still Dream: Creating safe space for children to process racism”

An Introduction to Therapy!

Happy 2021! What better way to celebrate a new year than investing in your mental health and considering finding a therapist? Now, don’t get me wrong, choosing to pursue therapy can be a scary endeavor. However, it is my hope that this video will help you to understand how you can prepare for therapy, whatContinue reading “An Introduction to Therapy!”

2020 Time Capsules!

2020. Does reading that make you cringe a little? 2020 has been a year to remember-a year that will go down in history. 2020 brought lots of unknowns, disappointments, and fears to many all around the world. It is so easy to think of the year 2020 as “the year of the pandemic”, but whatContinue reading “2020 Time Capsules!”

My “On the Go” Drama Therapy Bag

As much as drama therapists love their scarves, costume pieces, props, and art supplies, we know it isn’t always practical to take them with us to sessions. This is why I created my own “on the go” drama therapy bag that holds a variety of different tools for interventions and working with clients. These itemsContinue reading “My “On the Go” Drama Therapy Bag”

Grounding technique turned drama game!

This grounding technique is a coping strategy that can help someone experiencing high anxiety reconnect with the present moment through connecting the mind and body. In this video, I show you how to take this grounding technique and turn it into a drama activity! On a piece of paper write down: 5 things around youContinue reading “Grounding technique turned drama game!”

Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude is the art of welcoming your blessings. At least, that’s what my positive psychology professor once told me. I used to think that practicing gratitude was something you did only at Thanksgiving, but as the years have passed, I have realized the importance of recognizing and celebrating the little moments that make life better.Continue reading “Gratitude Challenge”