As adults, we can all relate to what it feels like to go through a ‘breakup,’ and all of the subsequent feelings that go along with it. Whether it be with a significant other, a business relationship or a friendship, there are often unresolved feelings related to the situation. For children, a friendship-breakup is typically […]
About Jessica Wein
Jessica Wein is a Pediatric Social Worker who is happy to join the NSPT team. She is an Illinois-Licensed Social Worker with a Masters Degree from Loyola University. Jessica brings immense passion and energy, as well as extensive experience working with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to North Shore Pediatric Therapy. Her background includes working within three separate school systems where she provided therapeutic services to address emotional and behavioral needs. In addition, she has 7+ years of experience working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. To achieve optimal client-driven goals, she believes it is vital to work as closely with the family as possible. Committed to the belief that no child is defined by his or her diagnosis, Jessica's treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that every client is unique, special, and individual. It is her sincere passion to teach, support, and empower her clients as well as their families.
Parent: “How was school today?” Child: “Good.” Parent: “What did you learn today?” Child: “Stuff.” Does the above dialogue sound familiar to you? For many parents and caregivers, finding out about your child’s day can feel like an uphill battle, often met with vague, non-descript responses. One way to make this exchange more […]
What Is A Worry Box? A worry box is a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach to addressing excessive worry and anxiety in children. This modality aims to take the worry and anxiety off of the child, and places it onto a tangible item such as a box. Materials Needed A box (typically, an empty Kleenex box […]