Kim's Counseling Corner

Kim Peterson, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist, and popular blogger for KimsCounselingCorner.com

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Blogger, and Mom discusses topics covering parenthood, child development, private practice, and her journey as a homeschool mom.

Operating as usual

11/28/2018

Dear friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted! Here are several pictures from the year. I’ve been getting some incredible time with my family, and kids especially!
From homeschooling and being a play therapist, I CANT wait to share the journeys I’ve taken and hard-learned lessons in personal and clinical growth... and YES lots of new therapy activities and resources!

11/28/2018

Kim's Counseling Corner

mrt.com 01/16/2018

Play therapy allows children to express feelings, trauma

http://www.mrt.com/news/health_and_wellness/article/Play-therapy-allows-children-to-express-feelings-12485824.php

mrt.com Having a sick child is scary, tiresome and requires sacrifice. As a new mom, I find few things more challenging than when my baby is sick. A sick child leads to sleepless nights and tears (from the eyes of babes and moms). Most of all, it is very difficult to see your sick baby cry, but not possess�...

11/28/2017

Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) - Psychotherapy, Research, Training

Free CBT workbooks! http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm

cci.health.wa.gov.au Welcome to the Consumer Resources sectionIf you suffer from a condition that is affecting your mental health and are looking for specific information about different types of problems then the information packages, or InfoPax, listed below may be relevant to you. The InfoPax consist of a number of m...

11/28/2017

Association for Play Therapy

The Association for Play Therapy has newly designed brochures! You can order a set of three brochures. My guess is they come in packs of 25 as that’s what it used to be. https://a4pt.site-ym.com/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=382618

a4pt.site-ym.com The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society established in 1982 to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly?...

[10/24/17]   Hey everyone! My website is currently down, but I’m working on it today.

thebookoflife.org 09/15/2017

How the Right Words Help Us to Feel the Right Things

"The right words help us to know ourselves; through their agency, we can more accurately and securely identify the contents of our inner lives."
I enjoyed this article on the language of emotion.

thebookoflife.org You’re in a part of town you used to live in as a teenager. You walk past the house of the girlfriend you knew when you were sixteen. You look up to what used to be her bedroom window. From the outside, everything still looks the same, though somebody else lives there now. Her parents are retired,

09/11/2017

Found a sensory section at Target with these cool gadgets!

09/10/2017

Child Therapy Toys

I need this one! ❤️

NEW! Trauma Reaction Cards: https://www.childtherapytoys.com/collections/new-items/products/trauma-reaction-cards (currently sold out, but more on the way! Hopefully within the next 10 days)

youtube.com 09/04/2017

Kingwood High School Flooding Damage

https://www.facebook.com/caraleewil/posts/10214324869059343

youtube.com Damage to Kingwood High School from Hurricane Harvey - August 2017

mix1065fm.cbslocal.com 08/29/2017

Trendy Moms Don't Want to Be Called "Mom" Anymore, They Want To Be Called This

Anyone come across this yet? I'm seeing some boundary issues all over the place.

mix1065fm.cbslocal.com Apparently, some moms are now telling their kids not to call them "mom."

08/21/2017

Actually got our solar eclipse lessons and crafts done in time!! YouTube kid videos- check! Craft, song, and dance about the sun moon and earth orbits – check! Cereal projection box done – check! Floor puzzle of our solar system – almost check!

washingtonpost.com 08/21/2017

Perspective | Cereal boxes, binoculars and other unusual ways to look at the eclipse

Solar eclipse lessons in full effect!!
We are making the cereal box viewer!
Pics to come :-)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/08/21/cereal-boxes-binoculars-and-other-unusual-ways-to-look-at-the-eclipse/

washingtonpost.com Get a glimpse of what it's like in these states along the path of totality.

08/19/2017

Calm

Treat yourself to a quick mindfulness break

08/18/2017

ChirpyMom

Pregnant? Get your baby list here: mumy.me/babylist

via: Wheres My Challenge

[07/21/17]   My son told me today that he looks forward to meeting his toys (Star Wars guys, knights...) in heaven one day so he can finally see what they are like when they walk and talk back to him 😊
I think I would like that too bud! (Strawberry Shortcake and She-ra hold me a seat next to you!)

igivuwings.com 07/17/2017

Home

It's Monday! I learned so much at a continuing education class on Friday with Kathy Morris, M.Ed.,B.S. titled "Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents."
She reminded us "YOU CAN'T TEACH SWIMMING TO SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY DROWNING!" In other words, teach and practice self-regulation and calming skills regularly, not just when they are already in a meltdown. So this week I'm adding these strategies to our priority list and regular routine. Her website is www.igivuwings.com if you're interested in her tools. :)

igivuwings.com igivuWings SEMINARS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, PROGRAM EVALUATIONS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND BEHAVIOR DIFFERENCES Learn More

06/21/2017

Drive in theater AND female heroines? Perfect!

06/14/2017

David Wolfe

Please don't take this as a sexist post… But this is how I feel sometimes! LOL

kimscounselingcorner.com 06/09/2017

Body of Emotions - Kim's Counseling Corner

One of my all time FAVORITE therapy activities!

kimscounselingcorner.com Painting a body of emotions remains one of my all time favorite activities for children and even preteens and teens. For older children, the therapist can use more advanced and abstract exploration and process, yet … Continue Reading →

kimscounselingcorner.com 06/07/2017

Welcome Bags for Play Therapy - Kim's Counseling Corner

Creating welcome bags... an oldie but goodie :)

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allceus.com 06/06/2017

AllCEUs Counseling CEUs | Continuing Education and Certificate Training $59 for LPC | LMHC | LCSW | LMFT | LCDC | LADC | CAP | LADAC

I have been searching for audio continuing education that doesn't break the bank and finally came across some great podcasts from www.allceus.com. Only $60 for unlimited (no I'm not getting paid for this message)! Now I can listen while driving, doing dishes etc

allceus.com Specialty certificates identify to clients and employers that you have developed additional, advanced skills in a specific, high-demand area, enabling you to provide higher quality services, and potentially opening up niche markets.

kimscounselingcorner.com 06/02/2017

Friday Wrap UP! Best Online Links of the Week - Kim's Counseling Corner

Came across some great stuff this week! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! http://www.kimscounselingcorner.com/friday-wrap-up/friday-wrap-best-online-links-week

kimscounselingcorner.com Yes, it’s Friday! In this post I will share the articles, links, and videos that have captured my interest this week. Happy Friday! The Important Role of Aunts and Uncles in Children’s Lives by The … Continue Reading →

06/01/2017

Simple Homeschool with Jamie C. Martin

Boredom leads to creativity…!

"Psychologists and child development experts suggest that over-scheduling children during the summer is unnecessary and could ultimately keep kids from from discovering what truly interests them."

simplehomeschool.net 05/31/2017

Why we practice life skills summers - Simple Homeschool

I always think I'm teaching this to my kids, but when I really write it down and pay attention, I realize I can do better for them!
http://simplehomeschool.net/life-skills/

simplehomeschool.net Are you desperate to get your kids helping around the house more? Why not practice a life skills summer? Kara explains how.

05/30/2017

Dallas Moms Blog

Planning a Beach Vacation this year? Here's a few tips to make it more enjoyable with littles.

simplehomeschool.net 05/30/2017

Read the World Summer Book Club 2017 - Simple Homeschool

Cool idea! I always happen to learn new things as well when I try to educate my kiddos :)
http://simplehomeschool.net/summerbookclub/

simplehomeschool.net Last summer we read our way around the world, one book at a time. This year we're at it again! Get the details about our summer book club & register here.

kimscounselingcorner.com 05/30/2017

How Life Lead Me to Homeschool - Kim's Counseling Corner

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day!!
http://www.kimscounselingcorner.com/teaching-and-homeschool/life-lead-homeschool

kimscounselingcorner.com Some writing is best started with a beautiful poem… One step must start each journey, One word must start each prayer; One hope can raise our spirits, One touch can show you care. by Shawnee … Continue Reading →

05/30/2017

ATTN:

This had me laughing, but still a serious subject :)

What if we talked about physical health the absurd way we talk about mental health?

05/30/2017

PianoCub

What happens to your brain when you learn a musical instrument? A lot.

05/28/2017

Good old fashioned game of marbles is always fun!

05/27/2017

Received two used books today from my mom and Nana. :-) Anyone read these already?

05/20/2017

Eventually I will take the time to learn what a messenger code is, but in the mean time here it is!
Anyone know about this already?

05/20/2017

Play Activity for Making Friends Is an Art!

So I just shared a link to my most recent post on a favorite book- here is the video of our play activity to go along with the book, which is also in the blog post. So cute!

kimscounselingcorner.com 05/20/2017

Making Friends Is an Art! (books on friendship) - Kim's Counseling Corner

I love working with kids on relationships, especially friendships. Yesterday I read one of my favorite books to my munchkins and we made up an activity to go along too. Enjoy!
http://www.kimscounselingcorner.com/toys-and-books/making-friends-art-books-friendship

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