DBT Skills Group is adding new members!
November 14, 2019 in Stress and Coping
by Dr. Jeanne Peterson

Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT is an amazing and effective approach to tolerating distressing emotions and learning how to cope well. The group includes information on radical acceptance, mindfulness, regulating emotions, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. We have adult skills groups held Monday and Tuesday afternoons, and a teen skills group held Thursday afternoons – if you are interested, you can contact Valerie Siegman for more information at (813)-255-4180.

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Adulting in the Modern World
May 25, 2018 in Parenting
by Dr. David Alexander

Not everyone grows up at the same speed. A criticism you sometimes hear about the current generation of young adults and teens is that they seem somehow unprepared for adulthood. As a parent, you might wonder, how can I best prepare my teen to succeed in the adult world?
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Distress Tolerance
May 25, 2018 in Stress and Coping
by Valerie Siegman, M.A.

Life holds a series of problems that need to be solved. These problems can sometimes be painful and create distress. When we are able to cope successfully, we feel better about ourselves and the situation.

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Radical Acceptance
January 15, 2017 in Stress and Coping
by Valerie Siegman, M.A.

Radical acceptance was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in her quest to answer the question; why do some people get destroyed by suffering and other people grow through suffering? Dr. Linehan studied and researched saints, holocaust survivors, survivors of torture in South America and people who had experienced abject rejection. Those who grew despite adversity somehow seemed to find a way to radically accept that suffering had come. They seemed to accept whatever moment they were in. She named this learned ability “Radical Acceptance” because it had a deep, committed quality to that acceptance.
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