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I’m Adopting A Baby. Why do I Need Counseling?

October 31st, 2017

by Billy Kaplan, LCSW President & Clinical Director, House Calls Counseling Special thanks to RG Adoption Consulting for cross-posting this on their blog! You knew what you had to do. You had to adopt a child. Adding to your family through adoption became a burning passion. So you found an agency to work with, engaged…..

Show and Tell? No, please tell and not show!

May 11th, 2016

By Katie Jackson, LCPC Our kids are so good at showing us what they are feeling by yelling, hurting themselves, others or property, or by running away (just to name a few). If only we could get more telling! Verbally expressing their emotions would make it much easier for us to hear, but also help…..

Reflections on Parenting in SPACE 2015

May 1st, 2015

By Billy Kaplan This year, for some reason, in the weeks just before the Parenting in SPACE conference as we were making the final preparations, I got weighed-down by the details and, I’ll admit, downright grumpy! “Why am I working so hard?!” I thought. At the conference, just before the break leading to dinner on…..

Billy Kaplan on The Woodbury Report Podcast

March 30th, 2015

In a conversation about therapeutic parenting and the upcoming Parenting in SPACE conference, Billy Kaplan told Lon Woodbury and Liz McGhee, the host and co-hosts of the Woodbury Report podcast, that parents who attended the conference in the past left it feeling hopeful, though they came to the conferences feeling despondent. Billy also told his hosts that therapeutic…..

Limited Seating Available for Parenting in SPACE: Now An International Conference

March 30th, 2015

Parents from across the United States and Canada will be gathering in Northbrook, Illinois to connect, learn and laugh at the Parenting in SPACE conference April 24-26, 2015. The Parenting in SPACE conference helps individuals and couples, many of whom have adopted their children, to become therapeutic parents and learn additional ways to heal their…..

The “Yes, and…” Challenge

March 4th, 2014

By Billy Kaplan Those of you who have met me, or heard me speak about children with attachment and trauma difficulties have heard me talk about the first rule of improv theatre: “Yes, and…” You’ve heard me say that I believe “Yes, and…” is a critical tool in the therapeutic parenting tool bag. And I…..

Tales from Parenting in SPACE 2013

May 10th, 2013

by: Caitlin Travers, Counseling Intern with House Calls Counseling It is my sincere hope that everyone who attended Parenting in SPACE 2013 agrees with me when I say what an incredible weekend that was! While it took me about two full days to recover (I am fortunate in that I didn’t have to jump back…..

Parenting in SPACE 2013 is happening soon!

March 7th, 2013

 Make sure you register and take part in this great opportunity to meet fellow parents and attachment-focused professionals! Click below to register so you can join us for Parenting in SPACE 2013!

What Can Neural Reorganization Do For You?

February 7th, 2013

By: Caitlin Travers with Billy Kaplan Parents and therapists alike agree that children with attachment difficulties are, in many ways, not like other “healthy” children who grew up in warm, nurturing, and consistent homes that allowed for them to feel safe and secure. From the way children with attachment difficulties relate (or perhaps don’t relate)…..


February 7th, 2013

By Emily Beard  BA, CD, Asst Assoc of ECE, Neurological Reorganization Practitioner Any type of attachment disorder, such as reactive attachment disorder or anxious attachment, interferes with an individual’s ability to form appropriate relationships and feel safe, secure, and worthy to be in the world. While this can be devastating, neurological reorganization can address and…..