Posts Tagged ‘child therapy’

Teen Counseling With Nevart Willborn

SUMMARY: In this episode of “It’s Just Coffee”, hosts Phillip Crum and Kathleen Mills discuss ways for parents and children to improve their relationships. They also discuss counseling for children and families who have issues. Episode #22 | Kathleen And Phillip Discuss Teen Counseling With Nevart Willborn Speakers: Kathleen Mills-Proprietor, Counselor at Life Tree Counseling…

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Teen Depression: the Current Scenario

You would think that teenagers have nothing to get depressed about – they are young, healthy, and they have everything to look forward to – but you could not be more wrong. Teen depression is probably the most prevalent mental health disorder in the world, and it is on a rise. More than 20 percent…

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How Symptoms of ADHD Can Hurt a Kid’s Social Life

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There are three identifying symptoms of ADHD: Distractibility, Impulsivity Inattentiveness or Hyperactivity All these symptoms have a significant impact on the development of social skills.  Many of those who are ADHD remember the pre-school years as happy years with few memories of feeling different or lonely, but certainly by fifth grade an awareness of negative…

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Understanding ADD and ADHD: Family Life

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It is time for ADD and ADHD to come out of the shadows. When someone in a family is dealing with ADD or ADHD, everyone in the family benefits from information and understanding about ADD and ADHD.  With awareness of what behaviors are controllable and what are beyond self-discipline, inaccurate assumptions of intentions can be…

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Understanding ADD and ADHD: A Case for Counseling

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Although the use of medication can improve the identifying symptoms of ADD and ADHD—distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, it does not automatically correct patterns of behavior.  The impulsive tendency to interrupt or talk over other’s who are speaking can be a well-established behavioral pattern that will require  therapy in order to replace the disruptive behavior with…

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Play Therapy: A Parent’s View Part 1

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Play Therapy: The Approach So what are these toys for and what do they mean? That is the very question that play therapy can answer for you. In general, all toys in the play room are purposeful, meaning that they are in there for a reason! Play therapists have been trained to respond to children…

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The Challenges of Living with Someone Who Has ADHD

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ADD and ADHD: Life with ADHD Living with and loving someone with ADHD certainly presents some intriguing challenges.  If we are perplexed, frustrated, and often feeling hopeless in trying to co-exist with ADHD, imagine how intensified these emotions are for those with the neurocognitive disorder whose every personal contact is impacted by his/her ADHD. The…

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Play Therapy: Early Methods of Play Therapy | Dallas, TX

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Play Therapy has an extensive history, dating back to the early 1900s, with counseling and psychology pioneer, Sigmund Freud.  Freud worked with a little boy named “Hans” vicariously and indirectly, based upon his father’s observations. Invention of Play Materials for Free Association and Expression Twenty years later,  Hermine Hug-Hellmuth added the play therapy dimension and…

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Play Therapy For Children

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Benefits of Play Therapy Play Therapy is beneficial for children ages 3-9 because children’s cognitive abilities have not fully developed and children are not able to verbally express themselves as effectively as adults.  Play is the natural language of children, so play therapy brings the healing process to the child’s level.  Additional benefits of this…

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