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Exploring Your Biological Roots as an Adoptee: How DBT Can Support You

Society often views adoption as a beautiful, selfless act of compassion and love that can enhance the lives of adoptees and the forever families that adopt them. While there are many positive aspects of adoption, there can be some negative ones, too, such as adoption trauma. Being adopted is a life-changing experience that impacts adoptees […]

Facing the Unthinkable: Supporting Your Teen Who Has Lost Someone to Suicide

In recent years, roughly 13 percent of adolescents in the United States had a current diagnosis of a mental or behavioral health condition. With anxiety and major depression being the most prevalent of these conditions, many parents want to confront the issue of teen suicide head-on, searching for “counseling for teens near me,” “suicide prevention […]

Coping Strategies for Teen Social Anxiety in the Age of Social Media

In today’s digitally connected world, the landscape of social interaction has dramatically transformed, especially for teenagers. Social media platforms, while offering unparalleled opportunities for connection and self-expression, have also introduced new challenges and pressures. For many teens, the quest for likes, followers, and validation can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy, leading to heightened levels of social […]

Strategies for Anger Management in Families: Create Peace in Your Home with DBT

You know those moments when anger takes over your home? When your partner snaps or your kids throw fits over minor disagreements, and family dinners turn into shouting matches? Sound familiar? If your family could use some anger management skills, don’t worry, it’s not just you and there are proven strategies that can help. Dialectical […]

DBT Skills to Support Healthy Parenting

5 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Child or Teen Parenting can be challenging, but with the right skills and tools, you can overcome any obstacle and become the parent you want to be. One such tool that can help you stay calm and connected with your children, even in stressful situations, is Dialectical Behavior Therapy […]

How Can DBT Help You Prepare for a Fresh Start and Shape Your Future?

Are you ready for a change? Do you feel like you need a fresh start in life? You may have been through a tough time recently or are struggling with your mental health. Or you’re stuck in a rut and want to inject purpose and excitement into your days. Whatever your reason, the good news […]

What Makes DBT Therapy Different

Imagine you’re playing a video game where you have to balance on a tightrope while juggling and fighting off ninjas. Sounds tough, right? Well, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT for short, is a kind of therapy that teaches you skills kind of like how to balance, juggle, and fight in the game of life, especially […]

What Happens in the ER When Your Child’s Mental Health is in Crisis?

You’re terrified and unsure of what else to do – your child’s mental health has reached a crisis point, and you feel you have no choice but to enlist in the care of emergency psychiatric treatment for your child. As you drive to the emergency room, a whirlwind of questions floods your mind: What will happen […]

How Therapy Can Empower Adoptees in Overcoming the Fear of Abandonment

If you are an adoptee, you may be familiar with the constant feeling of walking on eggshells, fearing the people closest to you will inevitably leave. Being separated from your biological parents at a young age can lead to a lifetime of feelings of loss, rejection, and insecurity. However, there is hope. By reaching out […]

Navigating A Self Harm Relapse with DBT: A Teen’s Guide to Healing and Hope

Facing a setback after a period of progress can be disheartening. You may have felt like you were finally managing your self-harm urges, returning to feeling more like yourself, and then something triggered a self harm relapse. Now, you’re left feeling overwhelmed with emotions—shame, fear, and a sense of hopelessness. Take a deep breath. This is […]