Posts tagged child counselor in houston
Bibliotherapy-Worry and Fear

Did you know that 7.1 percent of children struggle with an anxiety disorder? Many other children will struggle with stress and nervousness. If you suspect that your child is struggling with the aforementioned, bibliotherapy is a great way to introduce the subjects.

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100 Coping Strategies

In the heat of the moment we often forget the coping mechanisms we learn in therapy. It's easy to forget to pause and take a deep breath. I wanted to give you this list to help you in those moments where taking a deep breath just doesn't do the trick. Here are a 100 coping strategies to choose from. Enjoy! 

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Is it Anxiety?

Research shows children can begin experiencing anxiety in early childhood. As adults, we often think of anxiety as evidenced by constant worry and fidgeting. While children may exhibit these symptoms, there are a number of others ways children experience anxiety. Anxiety presents itself in a plethora of ways, such as

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All Behavior is Communication

Listening to the behavior and responding to the emotion the child is trying to communicate is the path to fostering emotion regulation.

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How to Pick a Therapist for Your Teenager

I can remember it like it was yesterday. The awkward silence. The “I am not really sure why I am here.” And the thoughts of, “can I really trust this person?” I wasn’t sure what to say, so I casually noted her nails and asked about her manicure. We had awkward banter for 10 minutes about her nails, and before I knew it I was in a waiting room, and my father was in her office.

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Death and Dying Resources for Children and Parents

Studies have shown that by age 5-6 years of age children understand that death is irreversible and by ages 7-10 years of age children conceptualize death as something that happens to everyone, including oneself. It is important to remember that each individual child varies in their rate of development.

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Summer Time and Play

Despite the joys of summer, many parents express feeling stress after a few weeks. I often hear statements of, “they complain of boredom,” “how much screen time is too much,” and “is it the fall yet?” If you fall in the latter category and aren’t dancing for joy with summer, that is okay! Here are some words of wisdom to get you through the summer months.

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Guide to Surviving Final Exams

It is about that time of year again—dreaded final exams. As a counselor that works with adolescents, I know the stress that many teens feel in regards to school. As I write this, I am reflecting back on my own experience with final exams. I always did well it in school, but when it came time to remembering an entire semester, or even year of material, I panicked. Then, I am supposed to remember a year’s worth of material for 7 classes? An overwhelming feeling takes over, and even though I know I will survive this, in the moment I have no idea how I will. Does this sound familiar? If so, here is a list of some things that you can do to prepare yourself for final exam week.

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OFFICER YOU HAVE TO ARREST HER!

“Officer you have to arrest her!” Like most good stories, this one starts with someone suggesting I should be arrested. But before I share this story, let’s talk about how my confidence never waned despite the rather unusual circumstances.

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How Emotion Coaching Can Help Your Child’s Behavior

These two kids have taught me more about emotion coaching than the 15 years of experience of child counseling, evaluations, and advanced degrees. Read below to learn some of the things that being a mother has taught me to help me with my clients.

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The Elementary Years- The Surprisingly Challenging Time

We all know about the “terrible 2’s”, “threenagers,” and the “teenage angst years!” Parents expect difficulties during these stages. They have prepared that their child will be establishing independence, which means hearing words, such as “I do it,” “no!,” or “whatever!” As a child counselor, I witness another stage that many parents have not prepared for. It is the elementary years.

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