I have a love for teaching and use that to offer individual DBT-informed skills training sessions. These sessions have an emphasis on providing you with tangible practices for everyday living. Geared towards those who find themselves stuck in black and white thinking, struggling to find balance in their relationships, and wrestling with ineffective ways of navigating emotions, skills-focused sessions give you the opportunity to learn new proficiencies from which to operate. These therapeutic hours use DBT material and concepts and provide great accountability, individuality, and flexibility. If you are already in the midst of therapy, I love collaborating with your primary therapist for this work as well. The following skill areas are included:
- Mindfulness: to live with an awareness of the present moment, including those experiences inside of oneself (thoughts, emotions, physical sensations) and those outside of oneself (observations through the five senses).
- Emotional Regulation: to identify, understand and validate one’s emotional responses to internal and external stimuli and take the most effective course of action.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: to become more balanced in attaining personal goals while maintaining and/or evaluating relationships through learning effective boundaries and self-worth behaviors; learning to ask for what you want and say no to unwanted requests.
- Distress Tolerance: to recognize crisis and non-crisis situations and mindfully survive without making the situation, relationship, consequences or self-esteem worse.
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