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Why Dialectical Behavior Therapy Is A Great Approach For Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, otherwise known as “DBT,” has become widely known and practiced by clinicians over the last twenty plus years. This model of therapy was first created to help the chronically suicidal population, and self-injurious behaviors. As a result of extensive research of this approach, DBT became known as the only proven method of therapy to effectively ‘cure’ someone...[ read more ]

Let’s Go for a Walk: How Regular Exercise Can Aid Mental Health

By now, most of us know that exercise offers numerous health benefits. From maintaining an ideal weight, to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, moving our body every day improves the length and quality of our lives.But not all of us recognize just how important exercise is to our mental health.Beyond Hormone ReleaseMost of us have had that...[ read more ]

7 Tips for Getting Through a Breakup

No breakup is ever easy, but some breakups can make you feel like you’ve been sucker punched. And during those times, it can become sincerely difficult to see a way forward. Maybe your friends and family don’t seem to understand why you’re struggling so much, but you have every right to your feelings and your personal journey of mourning. (Because...[ read more ]

Emotional Strategies For Navigating Divorce

When we experience the ending of a relationship, we are dealing with loss and begin to grieve all that we had and all that we were planing to have in our lives. Facing a divorce can be overwhelming, scary and destabilizing at times. You will likely experience these and many other emotions as you go through this process and doing...[ read more ]

Repairing Relationship Injuries

Saying your sorry is not always easy, especially when there has been a lot of hurt and damage done in a relationship. Typically there are many factors that contribute to the occurrence of a regrettable incident. In many cases a relationship injury was not the intention of the offender but driven by underlying goals, interests, or needs that were focused...[ read more ]

Co-Parenting Strategies for Divorced Parents

Going through a divorce can bring the worst out of a couple that once promised each other forever. Your world might feel like it’s falling apart, and trying to co-parent when you’re struggling to simply keep going can be overwhelming. Learning to co-parent won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible. Use the five strategies below to start co-parenting with your...[ read more ]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotional times in a person’s life. It’s hard enough wrapping your own head around the event, but trying to break the news to your children can be especially difficult.Many parents struggle having this conversation because they worry they may not be able to keep their emotions in check....[ read more ]

What You Need To Know About Divorce

Divorce is known to be one of the most stressful events a person can experience.  And the incidence of divorce has progressively risen over the last fifty years.  We likely all know someone who has been divorced if it’s not ourselves.  I myself was never divorced but experienced divorce first hand as a child, when my parents announced they were...[ read more ]

Pain vs. Suffering: A Path To Healing

There is a difference between pain and suffering… Which one seems worse to you?  Most people say, suffering and I would agree.  The difference between pain and suffering is that those who suffer are unwilling to accept the reality of their pain.  They are stuck in denial, wishing, or choosing not to, or not allowing themselves to feel the pain of their...[ read more ]

Mindfullness and Mindful Practice

Mindfullness is not a new concept or practice, however it seems to be more popular these days.  I first learned about mindfulness in 2004 when I was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  It is one of the core skills that needs to be learned and taught in that approach.  From the training until now, I have fallen in love with...[ read more ]