We've talked about helping children who are grieving, but Katie Lear adds activities and play to her therapy modalities. Her specialty is helping tweens and this conversation will make you smile as she tells her stories. Her book is filled with activities that will support parents, teachers and everyone who wants to help ease the grief journey for children.
Katie Lear is a counselor, play therapist, and drama therapist who combines research-based coping skills with creative play to help tween girls live better lives with anxiety and OCD. She's based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but also meets clients online throughout the states of North Carolina, New York, and Florida. Her first book, A Parent's Guide to Managing Childhood Grief: , was published in July by Adams Media and Simon & Schuster, and was recently featured in the New York Times. Her writing and commentary on children's mental health has appeared in Parents Magazine, Business Insider, New York Times Kids, and National Geographic, as well as on websites like WebMD and Healthline. When she's not counseling, you can find her playing Dungeons & Dragons with middle schoolers through her sister business, Young Dragonslayers.
To Reach Katie:
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