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May 2020

Five Common Myths about Online therapy with Children

2020-05-29T08:49:46+00:00

Many parents, who had children in therapy, decided to postpone therapy sessions until they could see the therapist in-person. While their hesitation to have online therapy for their child is absolutely comprehendible, this article tends to provide some clarification on the general believes that online therapy may not be as effective for children. Let's remind [...]

Five Common Myths about Online therapy with Children 2020-05-29T08:49:46+00:00

Five Common Myths about Online therapy with Children

2020-05-29T08:53:52+00:00

  Children can’t be engaged or they get distracted: this is only true in the case where the therapist doesn’t have enough experience or doesn’t have the skills to adjust her approach to an online platform. With the use of the right tools and activities, children remain engage and can use their creativity into place [...]

Five Common Myths about Online therapy with Children 2020-05-29T08:53:52+00:00

Finding the New Normal During a Pandemic

2020-05-27T16:41:58+00:00

  It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and has left a lot of individuals (children and adults) in distress as it has made us make extreme adjustments to our day-to-day activities. The uncertainty of the situation has been causing higher levels of stress for many families. From worrying about [...]

Finding the New Normal During a Pandemic 2020-05-27T16:41:58+00:00

April 2020

What does childhood anxiety predict?

2020-04-28T15:00:12+00:00

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed, [...]

What does childhood anxiety predict? 2020-04-28T15:00:12+00:00

Being a parent during a pandemic!

2020-04-20T14:18:59+00:00

It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and has left a lot of individuals (children and adults) in distress as it has made us make extreme adjustments to our day-to-day activities. The uncertainty of the situation has been causing higher levels of stress for many families. From worrying about jobs, [...]

Being a parent during a pandemic! 2020-04-20T14:18:59+00:00

March 2020

Strengthening Emotional Ties : Parent(s)-Child Art Therapy

2020-03-12T19:02:31+00:00

One of the main goals of individual art therapy sessions for children is to improve the family dynamics and to work with parents in a systemic way to eventually help the client (child) to overcome emotional and/or behavioral distress. Art therapists acknowledge the importance of working with parents even though they may spend more time [...]

Strengthening Emotional Ties : Parent(s)-Child Art Therapy 2020-03-12T19:02:31+00:00

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children

2020-03-01T21:29:04+00:00

  Problem-solving skills are one of the most important life skills that children need to develop. The use of these skills is evident in children’s play, math and science performance, social interactions, etc. Certain characteristics will interfere with the development of these necessary skill. Among them are lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, shyness and inhibition, anxiety, [...]

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children 2020-03-01T21:29:04+00:00

February 2020

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy for College/University Students

2020-02-15T21:35:30+00:00

  Students experience a high level of stress during the course of their studies. Long (and never ending) assignments, double-exams in one day, numerous chapters to read, and preparation for oral presentation can all be stressful. High levels of stress have been identified to have negative impact on students’ psychological and physical well-being and interfere [...]

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy for College/University Students 2020-02-15T21:35:30+00:00

January 2020

Internet Era: the problem of self-diagnosing

2020-01-15T11:12:45+00:00

  In 1952, the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) revolutionized how we viewed and treated psychological issues. For the first time, we had a classification system that allowed us to better understand and diagnose mental disorders. DSM V is the most recent version of this diagnostic tool. As the [...]

Internet Era: the problem of self-diagnosing 2020-01-15T11:12:45+00:00

April 2019

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!

2019-04-15T20:14:10+00:00

With the rapid increase of child and adolescent cases of anxiety, parents are scrambling trying to help their children from falling deeper. Some of the most widely used methods of coping with anxiety are cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy as well as common medications. Although there is evidence that both approaches work, only half [...]

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders! 2019-04-15T20:14:10+00:00