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Helping Your Teen Overcome Body Image Issues

You know something’s up when your teen spends more time getting ready or checking themselves in the mirror. Or maybe they make too many negative comments about their body. Watching your child struggle with body image issues hurts, but you’re not powerless. With compassion and the right tools, you can help them on the path […]

The Power of Positive Self-Talk: DBT Skills to Boost Confidence & Empower Yourself

Self-esteem is a critical part of our emotional and psychological well-being. It’s the lens through which we view and accept ourselves, our abilities, our value and worth, and the world around us. How you feel about yourself can range from confident to doubtful or anywhere in between, influencing your relationships and choices throughout the day.  […]

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 […]

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? How DBT Can Help You Thrive

Are you a highly sensitive person who feels things profoundly and often gets overwhelmed by life? You’re not alone! Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) can be challenging and at the same time, a truly unique gift. With the right tools and techniques, you can harness your sensitivity to thrive in a world that sometimes […]

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 […]

Understanding & Preventing Suicide Contagion

  The contagion effect, also known as “suicide contagion” or “copycat suicide,” is a phenomenon where exposure to suicide or suicidal behavior can lead to an increase in suicidal behavior among others, especially among those who are already vulnerable. This effect can occur through media coverage, social media, or exposure to the suicide of someone […]

How To Listen So Teens Will Talk: 6 Levels of Validation

Parenting a teenager can be challenging, especially when it comes to knowing what to say to keep them talking. One powerful tool parents can use to connect with their teenagers is validation. Validation involves acknowledging and accepting the teenager’s feelings and experiences as valid and understandable. In this guide, we’ll explore the six levels of […]

Reducing Suicide Risk Through DBT

  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy initially designed for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Due to the nature of the diagnosis, any effective treatment for BPD needs to address and work with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and have a primary goal of reducing suicide risk. Over time, DBT has […]

How to Have Proactive Conversations with Your Teen About Suicide

Have you found yourself wondering what your teen is thinking when it comes to suicide? Suicide, and particularly teen suicide, has been a hot topic in the media lately, and many parents are concerned. If your teen isn’t yet showing strong signs of suicidal thoughts, or you have concerns even though your teen isn’t experiencing […]