DBT Skills: Emotion Regulation

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I hear it all the time: “I need to get my emotions under control!” or “How do I stop feeling this way?” At times, it may seem like if you could just control your emotions, most of your problems would be fixed! You try all kinds of methods for doing this: emotional eating, distracting yourself, […]

Guest Blog | I Don’t Belong Here

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I Don’t Belong Here . . . This morning, not unlike other mornings, I woke up to the sound of some song playing on my cell phone, which doubles as my alarm clock/news “paper”/link to the outside world/calculator/calendar/camera/etc… This morning, not unlike other mornings, I went through the usual routine of getting up, and getting […]

Sandtray Therapy: An Alternative to Talk Therapy

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Sandtray therapy is a therapy that uses a tray filled with sand and miniature figures to allow clients to express themselves. Let’s look at an example session with Lilly, a 14 year old girl who recently moved to Texas. Lilly isn’t sure what to think about counseling, and was hesitant to go. As she scans […]