Growing as a Play Therapist

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Whether you’re a play therapist or a teacher, an architect designing multi-million-dollar buildings or a veterinarian working with sea turtles, it’s easy to grow complacent in your [...]

Compassion Fatigue? Avoid it by Leaving Work in the Playroom

Compassion Fatigue? Avoid it by Leaving Work in the Playroom By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S As play therapists, it’s not always easy for us to leave our work in the playroom. Some [...]

Dear 40….

Dear 40.... By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Dear 40, I’ve always known I’d meet you – I even knew exactly when. I’ve been looking forward to it since I was 20, half [...]

When You “Should” Yourself, It’s a Betrayal to Your Authentic Self

When You "Should" Yourself, It's a Betrayal to Your Authentic Self Do you have thoughts in your head that sound like, “I should,” “I shouldn’t” or “I really need to”?   Of course [...]

In the Eye of the Tornado: Finding the Blessing in Chaos

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S "When I sink into the tornado and allow myself to just spin and swirl, somehow I find the eye and soon the sun comes out." Have you [...]

Breaking Out of the “Shoulds”

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S I once worked with a nine-year-old client named Joey*. He really struggled in school. He had a very focused interest on one thing/task, and everything else was [...]

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