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...

RBF

I’ve typed, deleted, retyped, deleted, and typed the beginning of this blog post multiple times. I laugh. I hesitate. I cringe. I laugh again. Each morning before I really get up and start my day I check my email (pros and cons to this obviously) but mainly I...

Social Media: For Better or For Worse

Do you know someone who doesn’t have social media? I’m guessing I know the answer to that question, and I am very guilty of dabbling in most every social media account out there as well! Why? Because its fun, distracting, and stimulating.  Americans are said to spend...

Magical Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the...

The Burgeoning Battle

Although no one actually says it, there seems to still be a distinct stigma surrounding many discussions on the subject of recovery from substance abuse and addiction. In our current world of mental health exploration and discovery, where the presence of Prozac...