Discord is a free voice, video, and text communication platform designed for communities. It allows users to create or join servers, which act as virtual gathering places for people with shared interests. These servers can range from gaming communities to study groups, fan clubs, or even professional networks. Creating an Account: To start using Discord, Read More >>>>

Online Therapy

Online therapy is a method of delivering therapy, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, or mental health counseling, via the Internet. Online therapy has many different names (e.g., e-therapy, teletherapy, distance therapy, web therapy). Is online therapy approved? Yes. Many national organizations approve of online therapy: Online speech therapy is approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Read More >>>>

Telehealth Therapy

Telehealth technology and telerehabilitation have been used since 1998 with their pervasiveness increasing over the past two decades as research demonstrated telehealth’s effectiveness in several types of clinical settings. Many common conditions generally diagnosed in the mental, occupational, speech, and physical therapy categories have been successfully treated through telehealth technology. While telehealth technology provides benefits to the clinician Read More >>>>

What Are Psychoeducational Groups

A psychoeducational group is a group therapy group conducted by a mental health professional that educates clients about their disorders and ways of coping. Psychoeducational groups utilize the group therapy process, where clients share their concerns and struggle with recovery with the group and facilitator comparable to other substance abuse groups. However, a key difference between psychoeducational Read More >>>>

What is Resistance?

Anyone who has ever performed therapy such as psychotherapy has run into resistance. When you have a resistant client, you often leave the session feeling like you just spent the therapeutic hour banging your head against a wall. Put simply, it can be highly stressful and frustrating. Let’s explore resistance and what you can do Read More >>>>

Starting a private practice in counseling

Starting a private practice in counseling requires not only clinical experience but essential tools that will help counselors or therapists launch a private practice and run it smoothly. A business plan, office space, communication, record keeping, billing, forms, procedures, and more are all necessary when starting a private practice in counseling. At least you’re on your way Read More >>>>

Person Centered Therapy Techniques

Person-centered therapy, aka client-centered therapy, places an emphasis on the client as an expert. Originally founded by psychologist Carl Rogers, it posits that people strive toward a state of self-actualization and therapy can help a client reach self-awareness. A therapist’s job is to offer support rather than form judgment or offer advice. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of Read More >>>>

Principles of Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for substance abuse, is primarily used to help overcome ambivalence or resistance to hard-to-change behaviors. With its roots in client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing for substance abuse does not teach specific techniques to overcome problems. As a result, it is often used in conjunction with other therapies as opposed to being the sole intervention. People Read More >>>>

Family Therapy Techniques

Family therapy techniques are ways to address family conflict by improving the communication and interaction of family members. There are numerous family therapy techniques, but four main models dominate the spectrum. This blog reviews the main therapy family techniques: structural, Bowenian, strategic, and systematic. Have you ever heard someone describe your child’s behavior and it Read More >>>>

What Are DAP Notes?

DAP notes are one type of clinical note that counselors need to write and review and professionals in almost every therapeutic field have to keep progress notes. Many just wings it and put down whatever they want. But it can be helpful to format and organize your notes to ensure that you don’t leave anything Read More >>>>

Private Practice Marketing

Private practice marketing involves narrowing down your niche and defining the clients you would like to treat. Now it’s time to target those clients. Online marketing, like your website and social media, and tried-and-true word of mouth can help you on your journey to target the right clients for your practice. As you learn more about these avenues for private practice marketing and Read More >>>>

Online Teletherapy

These teletherapy resources are free, open-ended, and adaptable by any therapist or counselor and require almost zero preparation- Short animated films are a total hidden gem in the pediatric teletherapy world. These videos usually do not have dialogue, so they allow for open-ended conversation and endless language targets. These videos will be highlighted from a speech and Read More >>>>