Posts tagged Counseling
Tracy Schlepphorst, Children's Author

Tracy Schlepphorst, M.Ed., author and founder of Emotion Belly Books, writes children's books that help children better understand their emotions. Tracy received a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Elizabeth Cummings, Children's Author

Elizabeth Mary Cummings was born in Manchester England, grew up in Scotland, and studied in Edinburgh. After completing a degree in Psychology and Business Studies, Elizabeth went on to train and work as a primary school teacher for many years in Scotland and New Zealand before moving to Australia to run a language education business.

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Cara Koscinski, Author, Pediatric Therapist, Speaker, Mom to Two Children with Special Needs

Cara has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has been a therapist since 1997. She is a homeschooling mother to her own children with special needs. After Cara’s children were diagnosed with autism, Cara sought out services to benefit the boys. She could not find a therapy center that provided both quality therapy for autism and Sensory Processing Disorder AND that provided direct education to parents for carryover of treatment. So, she decided to create her own! She was the Co-Founder of Aspire Pediatric Therapy, LLC which quickly grew to provide therapy at schools, in homes, and in centers located around the Pittsburgh area.

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Jim Petipas, Author, Illustrator, Musician, and Publisher with Boardwalk Books

Jim has always been creating art. When he was a kid he would often be found drawing cars, animals, or boats. Throughout his teen and college years, he was creating music as a drummer in a local band. After college, he worked in the business field for a few years and then went to seminary.

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Richard Rieman, Author of "The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation"

Children's books are one of the fastest growing audiobook genres. Listeners buy the audiobook and an accompanying PDF of the picture book, or a PDF of the images is included in the book. Young Adult audiobooks are also rising in popularity among the "always plugged in" generation.

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Andrew Newman, Children's Author, Professional Speaker Featured on TedEx

Andrew Newman is the author and founder of Conscious Stories LLC. His background includes a deep training in therapeutic healing work and mindfulness. He brings a calm yet playful energy to talks and workshops, inviting and encouraging the creativity of his audiences. Andrew has extensive experience engaging with children K-5, parents, and teachers alike.

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Katie Saint, Licensed Professional Counselor, Behavior Analyst, Presenter, Social Skills Curriculum Author

Katie Saint presents locally and internationally on topics related to Autism, mental health, and behavior analysis. Katie has a mental health private practice and is also the director of training at an Autism treatment program.

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Carlos Torres, Social Skills Curriculum Author, Group Coordinator, Presenter, Coach

Carlos has presented over 300 times in large and small group settings teaching social skills and relationship development. He has been working with people with disabilities and mental health concerns for over 15 years. Carlos leads a team of over 30 therapists at a bachelors and masters level of education to teach and implement natural environment social skills training. except

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Greg McGoon, Children's Book Author

Speaking engagements tend to focus on child emotional wellness, and challenges with bullying and self-esteem. Pulling from my books, we open a discussion to find our similarities, recognize that challenging feelings are natural, while we look at fears, doubts, worries, and concerns, and begin to untangle what that all means.

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Gail Trauco, Children's Author, Keynote Speaker, TV/Media Personality

The Emma meets the Grief Monster book series is dedicated to children (and former children) everywhere. Losses, both great and small, are a part of every human life and it’s time for children to be comforted and reassured in that. Grief is something to experience and express as fully as possible in order to lead a most healthy, fulfilling life. Children are often our greatest teachers. So perhaps the Emma meets the Grief Monster book series will have them teach us by example how to face and then thrive through our losses, fears and life challenges.

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Holly Niner, Children's Author

I love to read and I love words! Words are powerful. They can help us express our feelings and connect us to others. The words in books help us learn about other people and places; they help our imagination take flight. Through picture books, I can help children explores topics such as friendship, bullying, problem solving, sadness, siblings, fears, and many many more.

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