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”

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”

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”

Has COVID Affected Your Healthy Habits?

I know I can’t be the only one who’s struggled to keep up with their healthy habits because of COVID. I think it’s safe to say it’s thrown all of us off our game at one point or another, these last two years. No matter your lifestyle or daily routine, it’s so important to keepContinue reading “Has COVID Affected Your Healthy Habits?”

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”

Interview with Emily Keehn, LPC with Timberline Knolls

We are so honored to have Emily Keehn, LPC – Speak with us today on behalf of Timberline Knolls a treatment facility in the suburbs or Chicago. Timberline Knolls ( TK ) is a Mental Health Residential Treatment program that focuses on using DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ) with their clients. They have manyContinue reading “Interview with Emily Keehn, LPC with Timberline Knolls”

Kevin Hart is a DBT Resource

Ever wonder how to get yourself to feel more in control of your emotions? It takes practice. In this resource we are practicing “Turning the Mind” and “Opposite to Emotion.” With Kevin Hart it is shifting any emotion to humor. It is a distraction that helps to step away from whatever intense emotion you areContinue reading “Kevin Hart is a DBT Resource”