Entries by Toriann Clarke

3 Ways to Foster Assertive Communication in Children

by Toriann Clarke, MA, LPC, NCC Have you ever asked your child a question and they clam up and refuse to speak? What about when you witness them agreeing to something and they appear visibly uncomfortable? Or when your child cannot get their way and they exhibit behaviors such as yelling, screaming, and throwing things? […]

3 Tips for Parents in the Play Therapy Room

by Toriann Clarke MA, LPC, NCC Play Therapy is an expressive form of therapy for children that may assist with managing trauma and challenging behaviors. Play Therapy often takes place in a room where there is a variety of objects, such as sand trays, doll houses, dolls, puppets, or miniature toys (Higgins-Klein, 2013). It is […]