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What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? – By Dr. Rebecca Wang-Harris

        Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which was originally developed to treat clients with chronic suicidal ideation and with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), due to its emphasis upon increasing awareness of and changing thought and emotional patterns.  More recently, research has shown that DBT is …

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Accepting Uncertainty of Challenging Life Circumstances

Embracing Uncertainty          The solution to fighting uncertainty is accepting uncertainty. By choosing to willingly tolerate not knowing how situations will turn out, you will expend less energy fighting unnecessary battles and getting caught up in cycles of unproductive anxiety.  Finding acceptance does not necessarily mean enjoying uncertainty. It just means acknowledging …

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Viewing “Cure” as a Verb, Not a Noun in Mental Health

     Many of my mental health clients want to know the “cure” for their disorder, co-existing disorders, or past painful experiences.  I am straightforward with every client by explaining that, in mental health, there is not a permanent “cure” for intrusive thoughts, insecurities, fears, regret, and sadness.  As a verb, to “cure” means to relieve …

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