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Rachel Collins, LPC is a clinical therapist working with children and adolescents in New Haven, Connecticut. Her specializations include eating disorders, self-injury and trauma related work. She has a history of writing articles, giving presentations and serving in leadership positions at the local, state, regional and national level.


  • Building Rapport with Children

    Sep 03, 2015
    Building rapport with children can be difficult at times. A child’s cues for safety are often from the parent or guardian. If the parent develops a good rapport with the counselor, the child is more likely to as well.
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  • Games and ADHD

    Aug 27, 2015
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a popular childhood diagnosis. Terms like hyperactivity, impulsivity and easily distracted come to mind when describing a child diagnosed with this condition. How can a clinician work with this conditions using everyday materials? Therapeutic games, such as the Impulse Control Game are great and serve their purpose but what about playing a game of Connect Four with the child?
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  • How to Deal when No Tolerance is Not Effective

    Aug 24, 2015
    There is supposed to be a no tolerance policy for bullying, especially within the school environment. Why is it then that a 5 year old who has appeared with scratches and terrified when he sees a certain child continues to be bullied on the school bus and within his school environment?
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  • Using Art Modalities as a Method of Relaxation

    Aug 10, 2015
    Traditional methods of deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation have a positive impact based on research on helping clients master the art of relaxation. Alternative methods such as origami, geometric shape coloring, painting, beading and use of clay have been used by this clinical therapist as ways to help client’s relax through mindfulness activities.
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  • The Wave: ADHD and Children

    Jul 28, 2015
    Waves come and go in the water just like symptoms of ADHD come and go in children. Working with children diagnosed with ADHD means helping the child understand what the diagnosis means and how to manage the symptoms.
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