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Loving Again After Invalidation: Interpersonal Effectiveness DBT Skills in Action

Have you ever experienced feeling unloved or unheard by your significant other after opening up about your emotions? It can be an excruciating experience, right? This Valentine’s Day, we’re focusing in on how to heal from harmful invalidation in your relationships and rediscovering how to love (and trust) again. By utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) […]

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 […]

How Living in NYC Shapes You: DBT Skills That Keep You Resilient

How Living in NYC Shapes You: DBT Skills That Keep You Resilient Subway stress. Crowded streets. Hot dog stands and sky-high lights. Even higher costs of living. All these things combined with a little glitz and a fast pace of life are synonymous with New York. Living in NYC you’ll be challenged, changed, and championed […]

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 […]

Building Resilient Families: DBT Skills for Kids

Life in New York can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly when we feel stretched thin; which makes effective communication and conflict resolution even more challenging. The exact opposite of the resilience strength you want for your family. Fortunately, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills offer practical strategies for strengthening your family bonds, supporting your child’s emotional well-being, […]

Online DBT Therapy Can Be a Lifeline for Teens Struggling with Depression

A teenager sits in a dark room with their phone. The image evokes a sense of isolation and inner turmoil, inviting empathy and understanding for the complex emotions experienced by those battling depression.

As a parent, it can be hard to know how best to help when your child is struggling with depression. Of course, you want to do whatever you can to support them and ensure they get the help they need—but where do you start? Finding a safe, secure environment where teens can receive mental health […]

Addressing Mental Health in Father-Son Relationships: Breaking Down Barriers with DBT

a father holding a gift bag that says "Dad, you're my hero" for Father's Day

Father-son relationships hold a unique and unparalleled connection. From the moment a son enters the world, a father’s unwavering love and encouragement shape the course of his child’s future. This bond brings immeasurable joy and imparts lasting memories and valuable lessons. However, navigating the complexities of father-son relationships, especially concerning emotional well-being, can be challenging. […]

Is DBT Good for Anxiety?

Woman sitting on shore between Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge in New York City representing how DBT may be good for anxiety

Everyone feels negative emotional states now and then. Anxiety. Anger. Jealousy. Sadness. Weariness. Embarrassment. Resentment. Guilt. Distrust. Fear. These feelings can be expected after unpleasant occurrences like break-ups, being passed up for a promotion at work, or having a heavy school or professional workload to balance with personal responsibilities. Or they may arise after traumatic […]

Why We Make the Difference for Kids and Teens

A teenage girl is on her computer with her headphones on as she blocks out what her parent is trying to communicate with her expressing why we make the difference in kids and teens

Raising children is one of life’s most essential and rewarding tasks, but you know as well as anyone that it can be challenging. Even for the most prepared and well-intentioned parents, there are times when your kids and teens may struggle with behavior, confidence, school-related issues, or social anxiety. At these moments—when you feel like […]