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Announcing: 2019 DBT Skills Class for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group is for teens (13 - 18 years old) with depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, school pressure, and family or peer relationship issues. In group, teens learn to regulate emotions, manage stress and crisis situations without making them worse, and get along better with others. DBT skills are taught… Continue reading Announcing: 2019 DBT Skills Class for Teens

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My Favorite DBT Books

Dr. Marsha Linehan created DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, in the 1980’s for adults with Borderline Personality disorder and suicidal thinking. DBT is now considered the gold standard treatment for many disorders including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and PTSD. In 2011, DBT was shown to be effective for the adolescent population. Currently, researchers are working… Continue reading My Favorite DBT Books

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DBT Skills: A Life In Balance

DBT SKILLS: A LIFE IN BALANCE (This article was initially published in the June 2017 edition of Adoption Today. Please see citation at the end of the article.) Today, adolescent mental health is a concern our society, and around the world. Just reflecting on the names Columbine and Sandy Hook bring clear memories of devastation,… Continue reading DBT Skills: A Life In Balance

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Is It Secure or Insecure? The Four Attachment Styles

Is It Secure or Insecure? The Four Attachment Styles Cathy adopted 15 year old, Rachel, from foster care at eight months. Cathy shares in session, “Rachel is on the dance team at school. This week they performed in front of the whole school; Rachel was nervous about it. I saw her come into the gym,… Continue reading Is It Secure or Insecure? The Four Attachment Styles

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Happy Valentines Day <3

Happy Valentines Day, Trauma Mamas and Dads!!  In celebration of Valentines Day I am giving a copy of my devotional, Devotions of Comfort and Hope for Adoptive & Foster Moms to the hardest, most loving mommas out there! It will be FREE on Amazon starting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15 through Thursday, February 16th.  Love to you all!! Share… Continue reading Happy Valentines Day ❤

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5 MOST USEFUL PIECES OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THERAPISTS

5 MOST USEFUL PIECES OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THERAPISTS It’s extremely important to find the right therapist for your child. Of course, the hard part is finding a therapist who has experience and training to work with trauma, and children and teens from hard places. This post will be one of many intended to educate therapists… Continue reading 5 MOST USEFUL PIECES OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THERAPISTS