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How to Talk to Your Parents About Depression

How to Talk to Your Parents About Depression Talking to your parents about anything can be difficult when you’re a teenager. Talking to your parents about your feelings and mental health can feel even more daunting. But it’s an important part of getting support, so let’s sort through how you’re feeling—and what you can do […]

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

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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?

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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

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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 […]

The Power of DBT in Treating BPD

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May is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about a treatment approach that works exceptionally well for people with this condition: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In this blog, we’ll discuss the power of DBT in treating BPD and how it differs from other treatments, plus dispel some myths […]

What Makes Life Worth Living: A DBT Perspective

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Life is a precious gift, but it’s not always easy to recognize its value, especially when we’re in a pit of depression. When we’re going through tough times, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For clients struggling with suicidal thoughts, it may feel like there’s no point […]

Warning Signs of Suicide in Teens and Young Adults

Black teen looks directly at camera. He's standing in front of a wall that reads "Tomorrow will bring good things. Stay alive to see it." Image reinforces the importance of knowing the warning signs of suicide in teens and young adults.

Have you noticed the recent spike in conversations about suicide and teen depression? Young people are facing struggles like never before, and the number of completed suicides by teens are continuing to increase. It’s essential to know the warning signs of suicide and ways to provide support when someone is in crisis. As a parent, a […]