DBT Blog

February 14, 2018

Sometimes just changing our perspective about people and relationships can improve our ability to have more satisfying relationships.   The word "dialectical" means having two opposing views about something, but having a synthesis of the whole.    When w...

January 2, 2018

It's the new year and you might be thinking about how to move forward.  In DBT, we talk a lot about the concept of setting intentions because people are more likely to follow through on behavior change if they are thinking through what their specific intention is and t...

November 20, 2017

After enjoying a holiday meal, do you tend to feel guilty or regretful about how much you ate or what you ate?  Do you tend to overindulge during the holidays, because you keep telling yourself you are going to diet in the new year? Do you find yourself preoccupied wit...

October 25, 2017

Believe it or not, your own behaviors can contribute to the feelings of discontent you may feel in your relationships.   I constantly tell my clients that the quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your relationships. So it's definitel...

October 2, 2017

If you are wanting to get stronger in your DBT coping skills, start with looking at how you are coping with your negative thoughts.    However, how often do we really assess our own thought lives?  If someone (a therapist or trusted friend) asked you straight...

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