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What is Adoption Competent Therapy?

Image of a mixed race family with two black parents who adopted a young girl. The family would benefit from working with an adoption competent therapist on Long Island.

Adoption has lifelong effects on individuals and families who experience it—lifelong positive and negative effects that can impact the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of adoptees and the families adopting them. Since challenges can arise at any life stage after adoption, adoptive families should consider seeing an adoption-competent therapist, such as our very own Ann Marie […]

How to Get Through a Breakup: Using DBT Skill Opposite Action for Love

In this image, a man wearing an orange turtleneck watches around the corner as a woman with a suitcase leaves through a door to their New York City apartment. The image represents a breakup

There’s no easy way to put it. Breakups are hard. You are grieving the loss of a partner and the hopes you had for a future with them. Depending on how things ended, you may be left with feelings of anxiety, depression, or fear of abandonment. If it’s of any consolation, what you’re experiencing is […]

Using DBT Mindfulness to Make the Most of Thanksgiving

Image of a family carving their turkey on Thanksgiving and looking for ways to be mindful during this holiday season as a boost to their DBT therapy in Suffolk County NY.

Holiday ads, cards, movies, and other media traditionally promote gratitude and cheer. You may feel forced to conform to the joyful seasonal attitude. But in some cases, feigning cheeriness on the outside may go against what you’re feeling inside. When you’re more mindful, aware, and honest about how you feel and why, however, you’ll healthily […]

Check the Facts: Managing Your Emotions to Improve Relationships

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We’ve all experienced it before. A sudden, knee-jerk emotional response. Likely, it’s one we wish we could take back when all is said and done. We respond to our interpretation of events. Therefore, our responses are often valid given what we believe. But, is our interpretation true? When given the appropriate tools, you do have […]