How Do I Know My Child Needs Counseling?

This month’s “guest blog” actually comes from Thrive Therapy’s very own Rachel Stewart and Elizabeth Muniz. They provide five behaviors parents can look out for that can indicate their child may need to see a counselor. The article can be found in the November issue of SWFL Parent & Child Magazine. You can click here for the PDF: How Do I Know My Child Needs Counseling? To read the magazine online (and the article),…

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Rachel Stewart Business Observer 2016 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Thrive Therapy’s co-founder Rachel Stewart for being chosen as one of Business Observers 2016 40 under 40 honorees!!! Check out the link below for a great article on Rachel http://businessobserver4040.com/rachel-stewart-29/

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is the therapeutic book “Do You Have a Secret?” by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos. This book educates on the difference between good and bad secrets. It also provides minor safety planning in terms of what to do when confronted with a bad secret. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is The Tangle©. This sensory toy is great for fidgety hands while processing topics in session. This toy can also be helpful for children to have at home or at school to occupy during impulsive urges. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is play food and baskets. These toys are helpful for children mastering family dynamic concerns and practicing nurturing skills. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook page. If you have any resources you would like featured for “Toy Tuesday” please send…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is the therapeutic book “Sometimes I’m Scared” by Mark Nemiroff and Jane Annunziata. This book explains common anxieties in childhood and discusses fun and interactive ways to cope with such fears. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy Facebook page. If you…

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Co-Parenting After Divorce

This months guest blogger is Danielle Levy Seitz Esq., associate attorney at Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC. She shares some helpful tips on co-parenting after a family separation or divorce. Parents going through a divorce or paternity (child custody) litigation usually exhibit a wide range of sometimes conflicting emotions. It’s very common to see heartbreak, fear, anger, resentment, sadness, and relief all in the same meeting. Separations and divorces mean significant…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is the therapeutic book “All Dogs Have ADHD” by Kathy Hoopmann. This book helps explain the symptoms of ADHD from a dog’s point of view. The funny and comical book helps lessen the stigma with feeling labeled with ADHD. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is a king and queen figurine.  Miniatures can be utilized in any way the client desires to, however we have seen these specific figures used in session during themes of power/control, fantasy, trust/relationship and loyalty/betrayal. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check out the Florida Association for Play Therapy…

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Toy Tuesday

This week’s resource for “Toy Tuesday” is a coping skills beach ball. Beach balls can be adapted in many ways. The ball pictured above is used in session to provide education on coping skills by children acting out the coping skill located under a specific figure when caught. For more information about play therapy, please visit www.a4pt.org. Be sure to also like their Facebook page. For our fellow Floridians, check…

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