Hillside Blog - DBT

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

By Lara Muster / 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 / 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

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

By Gaan Akers, LPC, NCC / November 16, 2017

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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