Hillside Blog

How DBT Can Help Children & Adolescents Who’ve Experienced Trauma

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | November 16, 2017
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The experience of trauma can bring about unwanted emotions and unhealthy ways to deal with the intense emotions. Parents may find it challenging to be supportive of their child when they see their child using maladaptive behaviors to cope with the unwanted feelings. Learn how DBT might be the right option for your child or teen!

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Hillside Becomes NATSAP Member

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | September 28, 2017
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On behalf of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Hillside has been accepted as a NATSAP Full Member. Read more on our blog!

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How to Talk to Friends and Family About Your Mental Illness

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | September 7, 2017
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It can be difficult to talk about mental illness with family and friends. There is a negative stigma in our society attached to people with mental health issues. You may want to discuss mental illness with friends, for instance, but fear harsh judgments. When a mental illness becomes part of your life, either through personal experience or from one of your children, it is helpful to know how to talk to your friends and family about it. Learn how here!

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Top 13 Alternatives to Self-Harming Behavior That Actually Work

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | September 7, 2017
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Self-harm is also an outward expression of a dangerous thought pattern. Inflicting pain on oneself demonstrates a lack of coping skills and can be a sign of a serious mental illness. Self-harming behaviors can develop out of a lack of effective coping skills and may spiral into depression. Read more information on healthy alternatives to self-harming behavior!!

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How to Help Your Teenager Deal with Their Anxiety

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | August 8, 2017
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Parenting a teenager can be a frustrating experience. You try to understand what they are going through, but at this confusing stage of development, many teens don’t know themselves or what is happening in their brains. It is common for teens to feel anxious from time to time and supportive parenting can ease the tensions of growing into adulthood. Read More Here

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Hillside Clinician Achieves Elite Certification

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | July 6, 2017
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Hillside is proud to announce therapist and DBT educator, Dr. Kimberly Vay, Ed.D, LPC, has been awarded DBT-Linehan Board Certification, Certified Clinician™ through the Linehan Institute.

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Summer 2017 Workshops

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | April 10, 2017
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  Author Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC Hillside Clinical Education & Referral Relations Manager – Gaan has been working with children, adolescents, and families for over 10 years in various settings. In her current role, she provides education and training for mental health…

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We LOVE BoxTops for Education

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC | February 1, 2016
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We LOVE BoxTops for Education to benefit our Conant School! Email epearson@hside.org to learn how to collect and give! Author Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC Hillside Clinical Education & Referral Relations Manager – Gaan has been working with children, adolescents, and families for over 10 years in various settings. In her…

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