DBT Skill – PUSH AWAY

Have you heard of the Push Away Skill? It’s part of the ACCEPTS SKILL that is under DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS . What does it mean? If I am struggling, overwhelmed and overthinking then I simply PUSH AWAY and PUT AWAY what is bothering me TEMPORARILY. Then I distract myself with another activity. Then when IContinue reading “DBT Skill – PUSH AWAY”

Is cost keeping you from Therapy?

Everything seems to be going up in price these days and it tends to leave us thinking what can we cut from our budget? Is therapy one of those things? Let’s make sure that isn’t the case. We have a few options to make sure you are still getting the help you need for yourContinue reading “Is cost keeping you from Therapy?”

Being a LGBTQIA+ Ally

In the month of June each year we celebrate Pride. Pride month is to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising which was a landmark moment in the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Pride is in celebration of all LGBTQIA+ individuals. While the month of June is packed with traditions such as parades and eventsContinue reading “Being a LGBTQIA+ Ally”

What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

            There are a handful of psychological terms that have made their way to a vast majority of peoples’ everyday vocabulary, one of them being “narcissist.” It’s common for people to throw that term around to describe someone who acts out in vain or who craves being the center of attention. Individuals use the termContinue reading “What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?”

DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for BPD

DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for BPD A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) or the following: Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment (Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered inContinue reading “DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for BPD”

Therapy Interfering Behaviors

Want to get the MOST out of therapy? This list is a great Check-In you and your therapist can both use a various times during the therapeutic relationship to make sure everyone feels safe and no resentment is building up. Don’t be afraid to ask your therapist to go over this list together. This justContinue reading “Therapy Interfering Behaviors”