Season 2 – Finding Middle Path

WE ARE BACK! It was a short break and due to health reasons I had to step away from doing the podcast. I am so thrilled that Season 2 is back and the first episode is ready to go. This season we will continue to talk about DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and the resources aroundContinue reading “Season 2 – Finding Middle Path”

Finding Distress Tolerance Skills Group

A new Virtual (Zoom) DBT Skills Group – “Finding Distress Tolerance” will be starting July 27th and go for 6 weeks . This is designed for individuals who are 18 or older. This group will focus on the Distress Tolerance Skills that help clients deal with things such as Panic/Anxiety Attacks and other Big Emotions. Tanna & Allison will bothContinue reading “Finding Distress Tolerance Skills Group”

What I am currently reading – July 2022

It’s hard for me to just read one book at a time. I find that when I am in certain moods I tend to go between these 3 books currently. They are great and reading / listening to them via Audible I tend to get these 15-30 minutes of growth. I hope you enjoy themContinue reading “What I am currently reading – July 2022”

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”

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”

5 Ways to Solve a Problem

TOOLS for DBT: 5 Ways to Solve a Problem 1. SOLVE THE PROBLEMSimple Solutions – If you are hot, turn on a fan, if you need more light, turn on a light, if you need to change the situation then do so.(Use interpersonal effectiveness skills or Use Problem-Solving) 2. FEEL BETTER ABOUT THE PROBLEMChange (orContinue reading “5 Ways to Solve a Problem”

Self Soothe Skills

Taste Have a good meal; have a favorite soothing drink (i.e. tea, hot chocolate); have your favorite ice cream; eat mindfully; have a mint or something with a strong flavor   Hearing Listen to soothing music; sing your favorite song; pay attention to sounds of nature (birds, rain, waves at the beach and waterfalls). GetContinue reading “Self Soothe Skills”

New Group Starting This Month

Daniel Lassley is one of our interns and has a heart for serving the ADA community. He is starting a new group this month. This is a group for ages 18+ who would like help with depression and/or anxiety as they cope with spinal cord injuries. This will be a Zoom group and $10 aContinue reading “New Group Starting This Month”