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How to Help My Teen: Answering Your Questions About DBT & Teens

– What does DBT look like for teens? Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based, specialized form of cognitive behavioral therapy created by Dr. Marsha Linehan using a delicate balance of the dialectic that acceptance and change can both be true and coexist. It helps people who experience intense emotions find healthy ways to identify […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]