I am excited to have Kim Gushanas, Ph.D., as our guest speaker! Dr. G, as her patients call her, is a licensed Psychologist and an assistant professor at The University of Texas Medical Branch. She started practicing with adults helping them with their anxiety and mental health. After working with them she realized she was often wishing she would met them earlier in life! And thus her interest in pediatric care arose. She quickly expanded her expertise by working with children in multiple settings and specializing in pediatric treatment and mental health care. She also emphasizes how important it is to help our children early on in their life to be able to develop social and stress management skills while also workin with any mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety to name a few. Some of the topics we discuss during our conversation are:
Here are some of the resources Dr. G shared with us:
Child Mind Institute: My favorite mental health resource for parents and youth: childmind.org (has articles in Spanish too)
- There are a ton of good resources listed there on the "Get Help" page, but my favorite for parents is: Parent Guide to Suicide
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