Domestic Violence | How Can We Help?

If you are a person in a domestically violent relationship, please know that there are resources available to you when you are ready. You may reach out the National Domestic Violence Hotline on their website here, as well as call the Hotline number at: 1-800-799-7233  OR  1-800-787-3224 (TTY).  In my previous post, Why Victims in Domestic... Continue Reading →

How to Terminate Mentor Relationship

I recently had to terminate a mentoring relationship with a young girl that grew quite attached to me. The program through which I began mentoring had both children and adult programs, and served individuals with mental health diagnoses or receiving counseling services for ongoing concerns. I had been meeting with this girl for about a... Continue Reading →

Coping Skills BINGO | Group Activity

As part of the continuing series, I'd like to introduce BINGO as a fun and interactive group experience for all ages. This particular BINGO setup is specific to coping skills, but you may adjust the word list to describe a variety of counseling and social work skills. The setup is relatively straightforward. I have provided... Continue Reading →

Safety Candle|Group Activity

This will be the first post in a series of many in regards to activities that can be done within a group setting. Many times, having a craft and activity to complete, while discussing more sensitive topics, allows for easier conversation and openness. It reminds me loosely of EMDR Therapy, in which an individual's eyes... Continue Reading →

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