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Opposite Action for Overwhelming Emotions: How to Make It Work for You


Have you ever experienced a moment where you feel so angry that you felt you would burst? For example, the satellite TV company has put you on hold for over an hour. While the waiting was annoying at first, you were able to manage. But as time wore on, your patience grew thin. Don’t they know [...]

How to Listen to Your Body When Trying to Identify Anxiety

2020-06-08T15:33:16+00:00Anxiety Treatment|

Have you ever stopped what you were doing to purposefully pay attention to your body? Give it a try (even while you read this post). Take note on whether your muscles feel tense or relaxed. How is your breathing—fast or slow, deep or shallow? Do you feel any aches or pains that you can’t explain? Consider [...]

How to Use Distress Tolerance Skills to Cope in a Crisis


It’s happening again—you’re in crisis mode. No matter the situation, it seems that anxiety is the common theme in any crisis. And your paramount concern is undoubtedly your spiking anxiety. It's almost as if you can feel yourself just holding on by your fingertips. What are you going to do? How can you calm down? Anxiety treatment [...]

Self-Harm and Your Teen: 5 Signs of Self-Harming Behaviors

2020-06-08T15:40:54+00:00Self-Harm, Teen Counseling|

Signs Your Teen May be Self-Harming As a parent, it can be terrifying to imagine the possibility of your teen participating in self-harming behaviors. Self-harm is a complicated and difficult world to understand from the outside, which can make knowing how to help your child a frustrating process. Many destructive, self-harming behaviors can be easily [...]

4 Ways Validation Can Improve Your Relationships


When you validate someone else it can go a long way towards creating understanding. That’s because validation often requires stepping into someone else’s shoes for a moment and seeing the world as they do. Many valuable tools fall under the overall skill of effective communication. Yet, some of the tools and skills may seem hard [...]

DBT Therapy for Teens: How to Improve Life for the Entire Family

2020-06-08T15:42:13+00:00DBT for Children|

You know that your teen needs help. They’ve been struggling for a while, and it’s been affecting the entire family. Yet, it can be confusing to know which way is the best path. After all, you want the process to work and ensure that your teen is okay. One idea is using DBT therapy for [...]

Is Your Teen Depressed?

2020-06-08T15:46:56+00:00Teen Counseling|

Dealing with Teen Depression with Dialectical Behavior Therapy Are you worried that your teenager is depressed? It is normal for a teenager to be moody and to want to shift towards independence. Teens also tend to have different sleep habits from children and adults. For most teens, the weekends are often marked with staying up [...]

How Mindfulness Skills Can Help Combat Anxiety


What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness simply means that you are being mindful of the here and now. It is truly a state of “living in the moment.” Being mindful means that you are paying attention to the moment (e.g., to the noises, the smells, the sights), your internal self (e.g., your passing thoughts and emotions), and your [...]

Self-Harm Behavior in Adolescence

2020-06-08T15:48:36+00:00Self-Harm, Teen Counseling|

How to Help Adolescence who Self-Harm with DBT Susie was 16 years old when she came for treatment at Suffolk DBT J.L., LCSW on Long Island. Susie is not an actual client but a typical one that we see at our practice. She had been with six other treatment providers in three years due to [...]

DBT and Relationships — Suffolk DBT

2020-05-06T16:50:48+00:00DBT, Relationships|

Applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Your Relationships This blog was written by a person who has gone through the DBT Program and describes in detail the application of the Interpersonal Skills. “Is This Effective?” and Negotiating Interpersonal Relationships Written by  J.H. One of the most helpful things I've learned in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is to ask [...]