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Cultivating Clarity and Balance: The Power of Wise Mind

By davidzack

In DBT, the term “wise mind” refers to a balanced state of mind between reason and emotion. When we tap into our wise mind, we can make better decisions, manage stress, and navigate life’s challenges with greater ease. In this article, we will delve into what the wise mind is, why it’s crucial, and how […]

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Opposite Action: A Transformative DBT Skill for Emotional Regulation

By davidzack

Emotions are an integral part of the human experience, influencing our thoughts, actions, and overall well-being. While some emotions can uplift us, others might lead us down a path of distress or irrational behavior. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a widely acclaimed therapeutic approach developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan, offers a diverse range of skills […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Empowering Today’s Teens after the Covid 19 Pandemic

By Wendy Douglas, LCSW, MSPH

As families reemerge and establish their new normal after the covid 19 pandemic, teens may find themselves needing the tools for emotion regulation and interpersonal skills. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, has emerged as an effective tool in addressing these challenges. DBT’s unique blend of cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness […]

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The Structure of DBT Treatment

By Wendy Douglas, LCSW, MSPH

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is one of the few evidence-based therapies proven to be successful in treating those struggling with high levels of emotion disregulation.  DBT not only provides the structure and skill-set to be able to work with clients with borderline personality disorder, but also has broader application in treating depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating […]

Creating a Life Worth Living

By Wendy Douglas, LCSW, MSPH

DBT espouses the idea that taking steps towards creating a “Life Worth Living” helps us to feel better and reach our desired goals.  Everyone’s life worth living goals are different. So the questions is, what would make your life worth living? And what do you have to do to get it?  Vague notions like “I […]

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Marvel’s She-Hulk uses DBT to Deal with Rage

By Wendy Douglas, LCSW, MSPH

In the first episode of the new show She-Hulk on Disney Plus, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is recommended to Jen, the new she-hulk, as the best way to harness her rage.  It makes sense that the writers of She-Hulk might know about DBT. DBT has been rapidly gaining in popularity, partly because it has been well-researched […]

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Is Traffic Driving you Mad?

By Wendy Douglas, LCSW, MSPH

If you’ve driven in Los Angeles, chances are you’ve encountered your fair share of angry, frustrated drivers.  In fact, you might be one of them.  The tension and anger you experience while driving just isn’t worth the toll on your mental health, especially if you are someone who spends a fair amount of time in […]

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