DBT Skills: Communicating Expectations and Needs

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Often, when we need something from someone else, the way we are communicating is the strongest predictor of whether or not we will get it. It doesn’t matter if this is a simple request for a listening ear or a serious plea for someone to acknowledge your needs. In the realm of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, […]

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, […]

Acorn Digest Oct, 2015

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Digest and Happenings at Acorn October 2015 Here is our best newsletter yet! I know I say that every time, but we are constantly becoming better writers and this is one of our best articles. Laura Westbrook, LPC Intern writes from her heart. In this newsletter you will find her post from last week, information […]

Inside Out: How to Talk about Feelings with your Child

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If you’ve watched TV recently or cruised down the toy isle you’ve probably seen advertisements for Disney’s latest movie, Inside Out. The currently #1 movie offers an exciting storyline, along with lessons about feelings and emotions. This post contains some spoilers, so you may want to watch it first before reading further. Kids and adults […]