Hillside Blog - DBT

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Questions to Ask When Looking for a PHP/IOP Program for Your Teen

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / January 30, 2024

Your child’s mental health is extremely important. Do not be shy about asking questions about any treatment program you are considering for your teen. Any…

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Nurturing Relationships on Valentine’s Day: A DBT Perspective

By Lara Muster, Clinical Intern / January 5, 2024

Valentine’s Day extends beyond adults and romantic connections; it offers children and adolescents a meaningful opportunity to explore and strengthen their relationships and connections. Integrating…

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Radical Acceptance over the Holidays

By Eamonn Walsh, LCSW / November 16, 2023

“Pain in life is inevitable; suffering is optional.” Things often differ from how we think they should be or how we want them to be.…

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The Stigma of Mental Health & How to Reframe It: A DBT Perspective

By Lara Muster, Clinical Intern / September 13, 2023

We have made significant strides from the ancient times of mental illness deemed a cause for incarceration and the mid 1700s asylum era of overcrowded,…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Changing the Mental Health Landscape in Georgia

By Lara Muster, Clinical Intern / April 25, 2023

“If I had learned about my mental health earlier on—been taught about my condition in school the way I was taught about other subjects —…

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The Importance of Community and Building a Network of Support

By Kelly Brown / March 28, 2023

Everyone’s heard that it takes a tribe–what does it mean to have a tribe in today’s society? Families and children having natural supports have shown…

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A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Standpoint on Gratitude

By Brian Fenstermacher / November 14, 2022

by Brian Fensternacher When you think of gratitude, what comes up for you? Some individuals believe gratitude is simply being thankful or navigating through life…

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DBT Around the Christmas Tree (and other Family Holiday Events)

By Katie Herzer, LMSW / November 19, 2021

While the holidays are some people’s favorite time of year, they can be extra stressful or even dreadful for others. Wherever you fall on the…

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Everything You Need to Know About DBT Certification

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / August 31, 2021

Therapists and others in the mental health services community collectively work to help people navigate through life. These professionals provide considerable care to patients and…

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Managing New Situations and Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Roy Chancey, LCSW, ACCFC / July 22, 2021

It’s  human nature to be scared when we try something new but we are also scared when we don’t! Social psychology shows that avoidance of…

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