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Overcoming Anxiety Might Be Easier Than You Think

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In many cases, everyday stressors, anxiety disorders, and traumatic experiences can result in unregulated emotions and negative, intrusive thoughts. In turn, many people may fall into habitual cycles of impulsive behaviors or addictions in attempts to relieve anxiety symptoms. Professionally led mental and behavioral health therapies, not these unhelpful habits, are the key to true […]

How DBT Can Help Empower Children on the Autism Spectrum

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DBT for children on the Autism Spectrum Children on the autism spectrum need tools to learn self-advocacy and empowerment. Autism is a complex range of neurodevelopmental conditions that need proper care. While there are a variety of therapeutic approaches, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is particularly useful for addressing autism. Rather than attempting to fundamentally change who […]

How Can DBT Help Highly Sensitive People?

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DBT for Highly Sensitive People If you get upset easily or often over-analyze situations, people might hurl “You’re so sensitive!” at you as an insult. It probably stings when they do. But emotional sensitivity isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Like any aspect of personality, there are pros and cons to being sensitive. Many of our […]

Check the Facts: Managing Your Emotions to Improve Relationships

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We’ve all experienced it before. A sudden, knee-jerk emotional response. Likely, it’s one we wish we could take back when all is said and done. We respond to our interpretation of events. Therefore, our responses are often valid given what we believe. But, is our interpretation true? When given the appropriate tools, you do have […]

Ready to Improve Your Mental Health?-Try These CBT Strategies

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a powerful therapeutic tool for in-office treatment sessions. Together, you and your therapist at Suffolk DBT work on untwisting thought patterns that are unhelpful and disruptive. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to doing CBT just when you visit your therapist. Many of the interventions designed for CBT […]

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

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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 […]

How to Use Distress Tolerance Skills to Cope in a Crisis

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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? […]

How Mindfulness Skills Can Help Combat Anxiety

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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 […]