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3 Tips for Introducing Kids to Therapy Using the A.C.E. Approach

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

Therapist and author, Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP shares her top 3 tips on how to introduce kids to therapy using the A.C.E. approach. Plus, a read-a-long of her new and highly acclaimed children's book, ‘Welcome to Therapy: A Mindful Introduction to Counseling for Kids.’

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How to Adapt CBT and Mindfulness Skills for Young Clients

Seth J. Gillihan, PhD

Watch this video as Dr. Seth Gillihan, a psychologist and anxiety specialist, shares valuable insights on helping kids communicate their emotions, introducing them to CBT, and adapting CBT and mindfulness techniques for young clients.

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Navigating the Path to Therapy: 5 Tips for Parents to Discuss Therapy with Their Child

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

For children, starting something new can be scary, and therapy is no exception. Mom and therapist Andrea Dorn has the tips for how to navigate this discussion with your children and teens!

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The Basics of a Good Night’s Sleep for Kids and Teens with ADHD

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, shares why sleep deprivation can undo some of the benefits of medication and strategies to get back to sleep basics for kids and teens with ADHD.

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Sunshine, Screen-time, and Serotonin: Creating a Balance for Healthy Bodies and Brains

Lauren Mosback, LPC

Screen-time for children is at an all-time high. It’s more important than ever to develop a balance in our kids’ routines—including adding more time out in the fresh air!

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Top 5 Tips for Getting Kids Outdoors

Lauren Mosback, LPC

Lauren Mosback, LPC, NCC gives us her greatest tips on getting your kids away from the screens and out into nature!

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Nature’s Hidden Gifts: The Health Benefits of Children’s Outdoor Play

Lauren Mosback, LPC

You know outdoor play is a good thing for your children—but do we know all the physical and mental benefits this wonderful activity can provide?

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Whole Body Listening Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC

Listening Larry is coming back to classrooms and therapy offices! But this time, you’ll see that listening isn’t a behavior to follow—it’s a process that we all do differently.

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The 3 Rs of Anxiety Management for Children

A skill set for families that have a solid understanding of what anxiety is and isn't

Steve P. O'Brien, PsyD

Dr. Steve O’Brien provides therapists an accessible skill set for clients’ anxiety management—perfect for children, teens, and their caretakers alike.

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12 Books for Addressing, Managing, and Overcoming Anxiety

PESI Team

We know anxiety is stressful, intrusive, and even all-consuming. But there are many effective ways to curb these feelings—and PESI’s got the guides (and card decks and flip charts and workbooks) to help you or your clients overcome anxiety!

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