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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that helps people develop new skills in order to manage intense emotions and decrease conflict. There is a strong connection between how emotions affect interpersonal relationships and DBT works to create harmony between the two. DBT focuses on addressing and improving upon four key areas: 1.…

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Benefits of Combining Therapy and Psychiatry in Mental Health Treatment

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Milk and cookies. These are just a few “dynamic duos” that just go together. It’s time to add therapy and psychiatry into the mix, too. Often mistaken for being the same thing, therapy and psychiatry are two different types of mental health treatments and have very specific purposes.…

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What is Motivational Interviewing?

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What motivates you? Is it love? Is it money? Is it a connection? Family? Success? Or something else? What if you could use the thing that motivates you the most as a way to treat depression or anxiety? With something called motivational interviewing, it’s possible. Motivational interviewing is a style of communication that’s intended to…

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All About Treatment Resistant Depression

Depression isn’t fun – and it takes time and care to find ways of easing your symptoms. It usually takes a few tries to find a treatment, or combination of treatments, that work for you.  Taking an antidepressant or going to mental health treatment eases depression symptoms for most individuals. After multiple efforts of trial…

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Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Trauma

Trauma looks different to everyone and you never know how you or anyone else is going to respond to it. It’s possible to not even know how you’ve been affected by a traumatic experience until you start digging deeper. But one thing is for certain – trauma can impact your health both emotionally and physically. …

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that helps people develop new skills in order to manage intense emotions and decrease conflict. There is a strong connection between how emotions affect interpersonal relationships and DBT works to create harmony between the two. DBT focuses on addressing and improving upon four key areas: 1.…

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Simple Ways to De-stress Your Life

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April is stress awareness month As the world around us starts to open back up, there are lots of stressors that can come to the surface. Between work, school, family life, relationships, and trying to balance a social life, things get stressful. While stress feels like it’s inevitable, it’s important to take a step back…

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3 Reasons to Try Therapy

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As we move through life, we experience highs and lows. While the highs can be absolutely spectacular (e.g., a wedding, the arrival of a new baby or successfully achieving a goal), the lows can be heartbreaking (e.g., divorce, the death of a loved one or the inability to reach a goal). Learning to cope during…

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