Riley Bee comes home from school feeling bad, but when Mommy Bee asks what’s wrong, Riley doesn’t know. Her tummy doesn’t hurt. Her ears don’t ache. Her throat feels fine. She just had a very bad day at school and doesn’t feel good at all.
Mommy Bee knows how Riley feels because she felt that way when she was a little girl. Her daddy—Riley’s grandfather—told her about a special kind of doctor who helps people talk about their feelings. This kind of doctor is called a psychologist and can help when you’re sad, or scared, or nervous, or really angry.
When Riley goes to see the Bee Psychologist, she gets to talk about her feelings—a special kind of treatment called “therapy.” It helps her feel better, just like a doctor who helps when her tummy hurts.