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ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR HELP AND ANSWERS?
As a therapist your clinical practice is near and dear to your heart. You have a servant’s heart and a desire to help others . . . after all, that’s how you ended up in this field! You want to offer the absolute best care for your clients, and yet. . . .
–Maybe you’re a newer therapist and feel as though you don’t have the training or supervision you need to be an effective in the therapy room.
–You feel overwhelmed at your school with the emotion and behavior difficulties of the youth.
–You are a seasoned therapist, but you just don’t feel like you have the expertise to teach DBT or coping skills to the children and teens in your practice.
–With the current health pandemic, you have been forced into teletherapy, and you don’t feel confident to transition to this new platform. You may even think, “I just don’t know how to do this online therapy thing!”
As a parent, you love your child and are happy to be a parent. You desperately want your child to be happy too. Years ago, you had no idea that they had -omitted- the small print on parenting . . . and no one mentioned how extremely challenging parenting can be . . .
–You love your child and yet, you don’t know how to deal with their emotional sensitivity and behavior problems.
–You want your child to use healthy coping skills but you don’t know how to teach them . . . you might even think, “Don’t kids just learn them naturally?” and “Why is my kid so difficult?”
–You want your child to be happy and are at a total loss of how to parent them in the most effective way.
–You notice your child is emotionally sensitive and reactive, with difficulty calming . . . it’s exhausting dealing with your child’s emotions.
Now, you find yourself here looking for the help and answers that have been missing…
On the website, I hope to encourage, inspire, and educate therapists, school counselors, psychologists, teachers, and families to understand kids and teens dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, emotion and behavior problems to equip them with life-changing coping skills to heal and start enjoying life.
I love helping people heal their trauma.
Though I noticed, as soon as their trauma lessened, they were missing necessary skills for daily life . . . managing emotions, learning to be in the moment, getting along with others, and tolerating life’s frustrating moments . . . and that’s why I wanted to learn DBT therapy.
Years ago, when I started using DBT, the existing activity sheets for kids and teens were . . . academic and drab. They definitely couldn’t keep the kids and teen’s attention.
So, I decided to draw and create my own handouts and worksheets. These are the same activity sheets I use in my practice -everyday- with teens, and kids and families. They are the actual handouts and worksheets, strategies, tips, and discussion questions that I use in session that later became my books- DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers and DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens.
You absolutely can become confident, learn and be ready to teach effective life coping skills to teens, and kids and families.
On this website you will learn skills from DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers, and DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens. . .
- You will learn and download numerous free PDFs from DBT for kids and teens, including: 4 modules of DBT, validation, biosocial theory, and dialectics.
- You will also learn and download free DBT worksheets & handouts, including:
Mindfulness- WHAT and HOW skills
Distress tolerance skill handouts- TIP and STOP skills
Interpersonal effectiveness handouts, DEAR and repair skills.
- You will have access to author interviews from therapists in the field who have already written a book.
- You will read blog articles about adoption, trauma, and DBT, including strategies to successfully use coping skills and techniques in your sessions or in your home.
- You will learn coping skills that you can teach kids, teens, in families in one session . . . in person or online.
- You will learn and experience the structure of running a DBT skills group on the webinars.
- You’ll have access to an additional full page of DBT child and teen free printables . . . ready for you to download and use in sessions! These printables are from all 4 modules plus general DBT skills.
MORE ABOUT ME
CONTACT CAROL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THERAPY OR BOOK COACHING
Hi! I’m Carol -psychotherapist and author. I’ve worked with kids, teens, and families for over 30 years, and I specialize in helping adopted and foster kids and teens, and youth and adults who have experienced trauma. I have specialized training in helping people process through their trauma with EMDR therapy. Part of my work includes helping kids and teens learn to manage difficult feelings, thoughts, behaviors and replace it with more effective behavior. Additionally, I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech.
I’m licensed to see clients in Kentucky (in person or Telehealth) #780 and California #113097 (Telehealth only).