Call or Email Me

Blog

How Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Help My Teen

If your teen is struggling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills can help enhance self-awareness, manage fluctuating and overwhelming emotions, impulsive behaviors, and relationship issues. Teens are programmed to seek new information from others outside their familial nucleus and crave the interaction of their peers. During the teenage years learning changes from concrete to abstract thinking ability and the social emotional...[ read more ]

Talking About Infertility with Family and Friends

It happened - a family member, coworker, or friend announced that they were pregnant. You sincerely congratulated them but spent the next 24 hours crying. They did not know that you were trying to get pregnant. A family member asked you at a family gathering when you are going to have a baby. They did not know the emotional impact...[ read more ]

Understanding and Supporting Teens

Many parents struggle with finding ways to support their teens, engage their teens, or connect with their teens. As a teen specialist, the challenges are understandable to me, and especially now as a parent of a 9 and 12 year old (the teen years are around the corner and seemingly already here sometimes..lol). As a parent, you have spent their...[ read more ]

Facing Life Transitions

You can expect that life will throw you curveballs. Some you might expect or happily welcome, sometimes you might plan to bring changes upon yourself and sometimes we are hit with situations we had no preparation to deal with. (Like in divorce: there are those that have been ready for a while and initiate the process, and those that are...[ read more ]

Protecting ​Your​ Kids When Facing Divorce

Getting divorced is HARD. Although we would like to manage all things in life with stability and resilience there are many times through a divorce that even the most stable, positive, strong individuals are vulnerable and will experience the ups and downs of emotions. Divorce is a process of grieving and part of this grieving process includes sadness, fear, pain,...[ read more ]

Celebrating The Holidays This 2020

Holidays are associated with happy moments, socializing with family and friends, celebrations, and going on vacations. It is a time to take vacations and visit family. But this 2020 has brought the world new challenges and obstacles which have limited our ability to connect, visit or be with loved ones and share in the holiday spirit.   For some people...[ read more ]

Collaborative Divorce: Working As A Team

Clients want a divorce to be as efficient and effective as is possible. Of course we want this in most things we do. In Collaborative Divorce we are working as a team to help clients through. Some of the qualities that make a good team in my opinion is that first and foremost you need to be willing to work...[ read more ]

Why Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a “practice of focusing the mind in the present moment, on purpose, and in a nonjudgemental way.” (A definition taken from Jon Kabat Zinn). Another way to put it is to say mindfulness is becoming aware, paying attention to what is happening right here and now without judging your experience. But how do we remove judgement from our...[ read more ]

Broward County Collaborative Divorce Efforts

I am proud to be the co-chair of a Pro-Bono project in Broward County. The Pro-Bono Collaborative Project started by Nancy Brodzki and Judge Gundersen has been an amazing experience and a great opportunity that has infused new life, enthusiasm, and excitement into our local professional collaborative community. As a result of an agreement, and subsequent plan developed, between Nancy...[ read more ]

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 ]



817 S. University Drive, Suite 121
Plantation, FL 33324

tammy@mycounselingconnections.com
(954) 477-7455