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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 Therapy Can Empower Adoptees in Overcoming the Fear of Abandonment

If you are an adoptee, you may be familiar with the constant feeling of walking on eggshells, fearing the people closest to you will inevitably leave. Being separated from your biological parents at a young age can lead to a lifetime of feelings of loss, rejection, and insecurity. However, there is hope. By reaching out […]

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

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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 […]

Online DBT Therapy is the Solution You’ve Been Looking for If…

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If you’re looking for online therapy in New York, Suffolk DBT—a practice that specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)—might be right for you. When working with an experienced clinician, online DBT therapy can be revolutionary, especially for vulnerable groups. In today’s blog, we’ll outline the benefits of online DBT therapy for people with BPD, teens […]

Understanding Self-Harm

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Understanding self-harm behavior can be complex. It can be hard to comprehend why people self-harm, and it can be incredibly upsetting if it’s your loved one. Naturally, we want to understand why. Why do people hurt themselves? While we understandably want these behaviors to stop, they’re not always straightforward. It takes time to learn the […]

The Good and Bad of New York City Life for Teens

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For decades, many television shows and movies have given audiences living everywhere a glimpse into city life—specifically big city life in New York City. They capture the glitz and glamor of living in the city that never sleeps and the hustle and bustle of constantly rushing and trying to make dreams come true in the concrete jungle. Clearly, […]

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 […]

How Can DBT Help Highly Sensitive People?

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DBT for Highly Sensitive People If you get upset easily or often over-analyze situations, people might hurl “You’re so sensitive!” at you as an insult. It probably stings when they do. But emotional sensitivity isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Like any aspect of personality, there are pros and cons to being sensitive. Many of our […]

Make Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Teens Successful -10 Tips

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Do Not be Afraid to Seek Therapy or Do Not Feel like You Are Less of a Person for Going to Therapy. 1. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment is made accessible to everyone, especially teens. There are many people with many reasons for going to DBT treatment. It does not make you weaker or less […]