To Question or Not to Question: That is the Question!

As a Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Therapist, I work with children ages 2.5 years to 7 years old who exhibit challenging behaviors and their caregivers. In PCIT, caregivers learn ways to strengthen the bond with their child (and let’s be honest, sometimes that bond can feel a little strained when kids have behaviors they struggle to manage). This bond is strengthened by the caregiver spending five minutes a day of one-on-one “special time” with the child using therapeutic play skills that therapists use to help kids calm down, focus and manage their emotions. The therapeutic skills caregivers learn and apply in PCIT include skills to use during their special time, as well as things

Top 3 Ways to Increase Better Boundary Setting

Boundaries are more important than ever right now. They can be intimidating to set and stick with but are essential to self-care. Although this is not nearly all the ways to increase better boundary setting, it is a start. Setting boundaries takes practice. It can be awkward, scary, and feel downright wrong. Reminding ourselves that boundaries are in place for the betterment of ourselves can help us when we need them the most. Here is a list of things to consider when we may be new to setting boundaries: Practice Assertiveness. The thought of being assertive can be anxiety-provoking, but it’s important. Practice assertiveness with those close to you who you feel comfortable with, and this wi

5 Major Reasons to Participate in Self-Care

We’re often told to treat ourselves, do something nice, or see hashtags about self-care, but what does self-care really look like? It can be a multitude of things, but it doesn’t have to be something that requires spending money. My coworkers have been providing live videos and other posts on different types of self-care, so I wanted to provide some other reasons why you should jump on these or create self-care activities specific for you! It’s good for you! Whether you are doing something for yourself or with your family or pets, it is good for you mentally, emotionally, and physically to do something good for yourself. We have the time. Now more than ever we are looking to keep ourselves b

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