About Me

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 9.48.03 PMWelcome! My name is Kristina Marcelli Sargent and I created this blog as a place where creative expression and social emotional wellbeing can become one.  I am a mental health therapist and work with children and their families in both an outpatient and community based setting.  I also have an undergraduate degree in art and creative writing and have written and illustrated the children’s books, Buttons the Brave Blue Kitten, a story about separation anxiety intended to help children develop empathy and give adults the skills to reinforce its development, and Ursula Unwinds Her Anger, a book to teach children mindfulness skills. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1493104233?redirect=true&ref_=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i2

Through my blog, I hope you will find creative interventions, activities, and inspiration for the children, teenagers, and adults in your life (and for yourself too)!  My intention is that this blog will be helpful for you whether you are a parent, social worker, teacher, foster parent, counselor, or anyone who wants to make the world a little brighter, one person at a time.  Thank you for checking out my blog!


    • I’m so glad to know that my blog is useful to others! I’m always learning so I love sharing too. 🙂 Thank you so much for your feedback and the work you do with children!

      • Hi Kristina, my name is Jennifer Doshier and I love one of your books that you wrote, Ursula Unwinds her Anger. I have been working with a client and we have made a second book to continue the storyline. I would like to speak to you more about this. Can you email me or can I have your email please? You may email me at Jennifer.doshier@baycare.org. Hope to hear from you soon.

  1. Kristina your a life saver! I’m always looking for new ideas for teaching my young clients life skills to better their future in some significant way. Thank you for your blog.

  2. Hey! Love your work. I’d love to talk with you more about how you got started with blogging. I too am a social worker and in private practice. Let’s connect via email?

  3. I am so excited to have found your blog after reading your article in the Spring ’17 The New Social Worker about neuroscience and play. Looking forward to reading your articles in search of tidbits for my adult private practice, and for myself, of course 😉 Creative writing, art, and social work = beautiful combination! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi Kristina, I just discovered your blog and have immediately fallen in love with it. I am a Child and Family Therapist and School Social Worker and always looking for ways to incorporate art Into my sessions. Your blog is exactly what I was looking for!

  5. I’m so grateful to came across of your blog! I’m so impressed!! Just ordered your books on amazon too! I also share your site with a bunch of other parents. xx

  6. I came across your Unwind Your Anger activity while looking for mindfulness activities for my fifth graders. As a future school counselor, this activity will allow build their natural resilience and help alleviate some of the long term developmental consequences living in danger. Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. Hi Kristina I am delighted to have found your blog I am a social worker and also do some private work around emotional wellbeing I am trying to start workshops for kids addressing self esteem and am in the process of writing a book unfortunately I cannot illustrate though I would be interested in connecting with you via email wendy.mccool@outlook.com

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