Dialectical Behavior Therapy
It can be hard to live in the world when you’re an emotionally sensitive person, especially if you’ve never learned the skills to manage intense emotions. It’s like being given a Ferrari but never being taught to drive. You may struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and/or intense emotional reactions to events in your life. In order to escape the pain of intense emotions or find some way of regulating them, you may use behaviors that work in the short term (such as self-harm, substance use, food) but cause more problems in the end. You may also find yourself with a tendency towards black/white thinking and problems in your relationships.

How I can help: 

I offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is the type of therapy that has been shown to effectively treat these problems. Through DBT, you will learn skills to:
          *  Become more present, aware, and less reactive
          *  Connect to your inner wisdom (yes, it’s there!)
          *  Think in a more balanced and flexible way
          *  Regulate your emotions
          *  Communicate effectively
          *  Get good at solving problems in your life
          *  Tolerate pain without making it worse

By learning to have more choice and control with your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, you can build a life that you truly want to live. 
It can be hard to live in the world when you’re an emotionally sensitive person, especially if you’ve never learned the skills to manage intense emotions. It’s like being given a Ferrari but never being taught to drive. You may struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and/or intense emotional reactions to events in your life. In order to escape the pain of intense emotions or find some way of regulating them, you may use behaviors that work in the short term (such as self-harm, substance use, food) but cause more problems in the end. You may also find yourself with a tendency towards black/white thinking and problems in your relationships.

How I can help: 

I offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is the type of therapy that has been shown to effectively treat these problems. Through DBT, you will learn skills to:
 *  Become more present, aware, and less reactive
*  Connect to your inner wisdom (yes, it’s there!)
*  Think in a more balanced and flexible way
 *  Regulate your emotions
*  Communicate effectively
 *  Get good at solving problems in your life
 *  Tolerate pain without making it worse

By learning to have more choice and control with your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, you can build a life that you truly want to live.