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What is DBT and What is DBT Therapy?

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for teens is how professionals work with teens with suicidal tendencies, eating disorders, or other self-destructive behaviors. DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy which aims to identify the negative thought patterns and reverse them into positive thoughts.

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) so effective?

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What is DBT? Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for teens, adults, and children is a very effective form of therapy that combines individual therapy with skills training group sessions to support individuals in managing emotions and navigating life’s difficulties. If you’re new to therapy, you may not be aware of the research and effectiveness behind DBT. You may […]

Using DBT Mindfulness to Make the Most of Thanksgiving

Image of a family carving their turkey on Thanksgiving and looking for ways to be mindful during this holiday season as a boost to their DBT therapy in Suffolk County NY.

Holiday ads, cards, movies, and other media traditionally promote gratitude and cheer. You may feel forced to conform to the joyful seasonal attitude. But in some cases, feigning cheeriness on the outside may go against what you’re feeling inside. When you’re more mindful, aware, and honest about how you feel and why, however, you’ll healthily […]

What is Adoption Competent Therapy?

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Adoption has lifelong effects on individuals and families who experience it—lifelong positive and negative effects that can impact the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of adoptees and the families adopting them. Since challenges can arise at any life stage after adoption, adoptive families should consider seeing an adoption-competent therapist, such as our very own Ann Marie […]