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Social Skills/Friendship Group – Winter 2017

I Can Be Flexible Group This winter help your preschooler be school and friend ready with Meladie Burke’s “I Can Be Flexible” Friendship Group. Goals of the group include: Increase confidence in social situations Gain skills for making new friends
By |December 14th, 2016|Children, Groups, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Social Skills/Friendship Group – Winter 2017

Winter 2016 Social Skills and Friendship Groups

Does your child lack confidence? Does she struggle to “let things go”? Do small problems becoming big problems quickly? Does worry prevent your child from taking social risks?
By |January 6th, 2016|Children, Groups, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winter 2016 Social Skills and Friendship Groups

Fall 2015 Social Skills and Friendship Groups

Does your child lack confidence? Does she struggle to “let things go”? Do small problems becoming big problems quickly? Does worry prevent your child from taking social risks? If so, your child may be helped by learning to be more flexible with […]
By |September 11th, 2015|Children, Groups, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall 2015 Social Skills and Friendship Groups

Friendship and Social Skills Camps for 4-7 year olds

This friendship camp will help your child practice socials skills in preparation for the start of school. The group is offered out of doors at a nearby playground (weather permitting) to take advantage of our beautiful summer weather and to provide real-life opportunities for […]
By |July 14th, 2015|Children, Groups|Comments Off on Friendship and Social Skills Camps for 4-7 year olds

Summer Groups Line-up

It’s time to celebrate summer!   There are several opportunities this summer to help your child practice socials skills and organization during the summer months. Summer groups are offered out of doors when possible and appropriate to take […]
By |May 31st, 2015|Children, Groups|Comments Off on Summer Groups Line-up

What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

In my work with children and families, academic challenges are often a topic of discussion or concern. From time to time, I recommend a family get a psychoeducational assessment from a trained psychologist. I asked my colleague and friend Virginia Lindahl, PhD, a licensed psychologist, to […]
By |April 13th, 2015|Children|Comments Off on What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

Social Skills Group for 4-5 Year Olds

Back by popular demand, I will be offering my Social Skills/Friendship group beginning in April. If you know of any 4-5 year olds needing to practice making and keeping friends or learning how be more flexible, this group could help.  
By |March 20th, 2015|Children, Groups|Comments Off on Social Skills Group for 4-5 Year Olds

Calming your Child’s Reptile Brain

  I’ve shared in another post the importance of helping our minds and bodies to relax. Often, your children need our help in calming their bodies, brains and emotions. Progressive muscle relaxation is a wonderful, research-proven tool for helping increase relaxation.  Because I’m a play therapist, I added a playful spin […]
By |March 2nd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Children, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Calming your Child’s Reptile Brain

Mindfulness Resources for Kids

  In the past decade there has been a growing amount of research into the power of mindfulness practice. The physical, emotional and mental benefits of meditation and mindful activities have been demonstrated conclusively through research. Mindfulness can increase […]
By |February 23rd, 2015|Children, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindfulness Resources for Kids

Why Play Therapy?

This week is National Play Therapy Week sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy. During this week, members, including yours truly, strive to broaden the public’s understanding about what play therapy is and why it is a great intervention for a variety of concerns which many children and […]
By |February 3rd, 2015|Children|Comments Off on Why Play Therapy?