Back to Dreaded School

It’s that time of year again! Back to school! Everyone is super pumped to get up early and get back at it… or not. This time of year can be like an emotional roller coaster.  I’m sure, most of you aren’t that excited to be grinding out long days in the classrooms...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Good ole anxiety. Just like an annoying neighbor who will show up un announced, stay for much longer than welcomed, and leaves you with a mess to clean up. That sounds fun, right? This analogy is one that I think we can all relate to, and one that we wish didn’t...

A Memoir of a DBT Therapist Who Needed Her Skills

Oftentimes in DBT, we ask our clients to practice behaviors that may seem uncomfortable or foreign to them.  We’re met with reactions like, “I can’t do this,” “I don’t want to use my skills,” or “Do you even know what it’s like?”  And while I can’t proclaim to know...

Why Mindfulness?

Around our office you will often find us talking about being mindful (or not being mindful) and saying things like “Be where your feet are” or “Do you think you are time traveling?”  Mindfulness, or being in the present moment, is an integral part of DBT and takes...

Breaking Down A New Year’s Resolution

Towards the end of every December, we start thinking about what New Years’ resolution we are going to achieve in the next year. It has always been fascinating to me that on January 1st, everyone decides that they are going to make a change. They are going to do...