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Week 1: A DBT Skills Blog – Challenging my own myths.


A blog my boss said. “I want you to write a blog on DBT skills”. I’ve never written a blog before. Will people like it? What will I even write about? Where will I find the time? There is no way I can do this. I’m already counseling my patients as a second job, have supervision group, team consultation, and am going to be starting a class soon. All that with my personal life responsibilities. It’s impossible…

How to Help Your Teen Set Measurable Goals

2020-06-08T15:32:04+00:00Teen Counseling|

Setting goals isn’t just for adults. Teens also have things that they want to accomplish. Although, they may not frame those thoughts in the same way as an adult might. Still, it creates a perfect time to coach your teen on setting measurable goals. After all, goal-setting is a valuable life skill. Plus, if they learn to [...]

How to Use the DBT Skill of Mindfulness in Your Everyday Life


Sometimes, the skill of mindfulness seems like something that only a Zen master living on a remote mountain hilltop could ever successfully achieve. This mindset gives off a false image that mindfulness in unachievable—but it is. The dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skill of mindfulness can be used by anybody, any day, at any time. However, [...]

3 Ways CBT Can Help You Set and Achieve Goals in the New Year


Setting goals is a pretty standard start to the New Year. After all, it’s a time of looking ahead to new possibilities. Also, this season is about reflecting on your life over a year. It only makes sense that you want to set goals and achieve more in the future. But how do you ensure [...]

Parents, What to Do If Your Child Is Suicidal

2020-06-08T15:31:20+00:00Teen Counseling|

If you’ve just learned that your child is suicidal, it's only natural to feel lost on what to do. Knowing that your teen is struggling so much that they want to end their life is heartbreaking for any parent. You likely want to swoop them up and protect them, and yet, what you need is a plan. [...]

5 Ways to Help a Loved One Who Self-Harms


Knowing that someone you love is self-harming can be very difficult. You don’t want your loved one to be suffering at all. Yet, you know that they have been dealing with some severe issues for a long time. Seeing them not only emotionally distraught but also physically hurting themselves is painful to watch. You want to [...]

Is Returning to College Stressing You Out? – How DBT Can Help


It’s that time of year when students across the country are returning to college. Yet for many, what should be a moment of optimism is filled with dread. Plenty of elements can cause stress for students—finalizing the class schedule, moving into housing, getting settled in with a new roommate, etc. For some, it’s overwhelming and can [...]

It’s Summer! – 4 Tips on How to Become Closer with Your Teen

2020-06-08T15:45:12+00:00Teen Counseling|

Hooray for summer! Summer vacation, road trips, family picnics, and barbecues are all typical summertime events. Yet, summer offers a break not just from school. It also mixes up the schedule that your family typically follows for most of the year. What this can offer you is more opportunities to interact and become closer with your [...]

Feeling Stretched Thin? – How to Prioritize Your Mental Health


Everyone has a stressful day occasionally. But, have you noticed that you're having more stress-filled days than you would like? Are you feeling stretched so thin that you are reaching a breaking point? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with this problem, which can cause not just emotional trouble but physical problems as well. The [...]

How to Accept Your Teen While Encouraging Positive Change

2020-06-08T15:39:41+00:00Teen Counseling|

Although it often doesn't make it easier as a parent, you might genuinely know that your teen is trying to make positive changes. But, you still feel frustrated sometimes. After all, sometimes it’s hard to accept (or understand) teenagers and their behaviors. Perhaps the cycle looks something like you becoming upset and them lashing out—and [...]