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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 […]

Understanding Self-Harm

Zoomed in image of a man and a woman holding one another's hands in a supportive and comforting gesture. Understanding self-harm with the support of a DBT therapist can help individuals, couples, teens, and their families!

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

Teen girl interested in DBT treatment looks out over an expansive city. The DBT skills she's learning in teen therapy help her regulate her overwhelming feelings.

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, […]

Finding a Qualified DBT Therapist

A woman searching online for "DBT therapist near me" but frustrated with providers who do not offer comprehensive DBT like at Suffolk DBT.

Whether you’re in search of a quality DBT therapist for yourself or a loved one, it can be challenging to navigate the process and determine who is truly qualified to offer the support you’re seeking. If you’re looking for a therapist that can help you manage emotions and navigate challenging life circumstances, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) may […]