Who’s an Ideal Client for DBT: A Path to Empowerment and Emotional Well-Being
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Who’s an Ideal Client for DBT: A Path to Empowerment and Emotional Well-Being

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized and evidence-based treatment approach that has proven highly effective in helping individuals navigate emotional challenges and improve their overall well-being. While DBT can be beneficial for a wide range of people, there are specific characteristics that make someone an ideal client for this transformative therapy. Let’s explore who…

GIVE Skill: Building Bridges of Connection
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GIVE Skill: Building Bridges of Connection

In the realm of emotional intelligence, the GIVE skill shines as a true gem. GIVE, a fundamental component of DBT, stands for Gentle, Interested, Validating, and Easy manner. This powerful skill serves as a bridge of connection in your interpersonal interactions, allowing you to navigate conflicts and build meaningful relationships. How to Practice the GIVE…

DBT: Four Stages of Treatment
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DBT: Four Stages of Treatment

What is DBT and what does it treat? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was founded in the late 1980s by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, a psychologist and researcher. It was initially developed to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder who experience intense emotional dysregulation, unstable relationships, and impulsive behavior. Over time, DBT has been adapted to…

Are Your Relationships Meaningful? – Here’s How to Tell
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Are Your Relationships Meaningful? – Here’s How to Tell

As we grow and mature, we gain new relationships as we go on. Some are romantic, while others are friendly. And still others are professional. When you form relationships, you may wonder: How do I know if my relationships are meaningful? It’s not always easy to tell, especially since many relationships nowadays are quite superficial….

5 Ways to Handle Relationship Conflict and Strengthen Your Bond
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5 Ways to Handle Relationship Conflict and Strengthen Your Bond

5 Ways to Handle Relationship Conflict and Strengthen Your Bond No relationship is perfect, and conflicts do occur. Just because you have disagreements with your partner doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed or in trouble.  In fact, it could mean just the opposite. It all depends on how you handle relationship conflict.  There are right…

How to Know If You Need to Visit a Marriage Counselor – 8 Signs
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How to Know If You Need to Visit a Marriage Counselor – 8 Signs

No matter how perfect your relationship felt at the start, it’s going to take work to build a successful and long term marriage. Granted, some people might have a slight advantage because of their upbringing. Mostly, though, marriages are just tough work. Plenty of couples face obstacles. Sometimes, these hurdles are easy to overcome, and…