Archive for the ‘For Educators’ Category

Sailing into Therapeutic Parenting

September 25th, 2017

By Billy Kaplan, LCSW   I learned to sail when I took time off this summer. While I was out on the lake, literally catching the wind, I realized that sailing is a LOT like therapeutic parenting. The first time I took a boat out without an instructor, but with my teen daughter, the clear…..


Two Wonderful Therapists have Joined House Calls Counseling!!!!

February 1st, 2017

Please join us in welcoming two outstanding new psychotherapists to House Calls Counseling. Kim Schubert is a psychotherapist with House Calls Counseling. She is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Loyola University and a Master…..


Your Eyes in SPACE

April 29th, 2014

By Billy Kaplan It’s been a few weeks since the Parenting in SPACE gathering, and I wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you. A lot. I’m thinking about your eyes.  I’m thinking about how, when you first walked into the room for the opening program, your eyes were full of apprehension, and hurt,…..


Important Information about Parenting in SPACE…

March 7th, 2012

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Want To Be A Better Advocate For Your Special Education Child?

September 6th, 2011

By Wendy Kovacs, House Calls Counseling Senior Clinician   As the new school year approaches, many parents ask the same questions… including how can I get help for my child?  What are my rights as a parent?  How much information should I share?  Is the school supposed to help me with this?  And, what am…..


School Strategies for Kids with Attachment Issues

September 1st, 2010

School Strategies for Kids with Attachment Issues By Wendy Kovacs, LMFT HCC Senior Clinician It is well known that all children are born with both the ability and the desire to learn. Yet children with attachment difficulties often have a hard time with both. Adoptive and foster parents often ask me: “Why is school so…..


The “Other” Safe Sex … And How to Talk to Your Teen About It

June 20th, 2010

By Clémentine Malta-Bey HCC Clinical Intern So, you’ve made a point to educate your teen about safe sex: condoms, birth control, abstinence, even dental dam. Good for you! Think you’re off the hook? Think again. While physical health is an essential part of the conversation about safe sex, it is only half the story. Before…..


Cultural Consciousness in Kids: Nurturing Self & Mutual Respect

May 20th, 2010

By Wendy Kovacs, LMFT HCC Senior Clinician Parents often ask me when I lead diversity workshops: “At what age do kids really begin to be racially and culturally aware?” The reality is that we have a window of opportunity during the child’s early years to help them develop a positive racial identity and cultural awareness……


ADD or Sensory Integration? Tips for Differential Diagnosis

March 20th, 2010

By Jackie Zagrans, LMFT HCC Psychotherapist Sensory processing disorders are often misdiagnosed as Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) because the behavioral symptoms can be very similar. However, it is important to know the true derivation of these symptoms so that the best interventions can be applied. Optimal treatments for the two disorders are…..


Water, the Brain, & You

February 20th, 2010

By Wendy Kovacs, LMFT HCC Senior Clinician I was in a training recently, and as we were working through the therapeutic exercises I was surprised to discover how thirsty I was! The other participants seemed to be having a similar reaction, so we asked the instructor why working our brain made us so thirsty. It…..