Category: Depression

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional Regulation, by Leslee Gillette, LMHC

Leslee Gillette, LMHC, a Lotus Counseling psychotherapist, shares her blog on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional Regulation:

Life is full of unpredictable ups and downs. Sometimes these experiences can be manageable but what happens if you feel out of control and unable to self-soothe, finding it difficult or impossible to return to your baseline. Emotion Regulation skills and other DBT skills can help you find your way back.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy was originally developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder however; research is showing that DBT can be used to effectively treat a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems including depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD and substance abuse. Whether you are struggling with intense, negative emotions, difficulty in relationships or impulsive behavior, DBT skills can help you learn how to self-soothe, manage your emotions in an adaptive and effective way, and learn how to get your needs met in your relationships. I have found DBT skills easy to teach and easy to learn as long as you are willing to consider new ways of approaching situations. I can help you create a life worth living, which encompasses decreasing problematic behaviors, while simultaneously accepting yourself and life circumstances in the present moment.

 

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Recovering From Depression & Anxiety Trauma

Do you experience panic attacks, moments of severe anxiety, or feel unsafe in new environments?
Do you have trouble trusting others? Are you a survivor of violence or sexual abuse? Do you have reoccurring nightmares or replay a frightening event repeatedly in your head?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be affected by trauma. Trauma is the mark that is left on us after we encounter a particularly stressful life event, but we don’t have to remain branded by trauma forever.

The therapists at Lotus Counseling Center are adept at reducing distress caused by trauma. Working with Lotus’ highly trained clinicians in our warm, supportive environment can help you overcome the difficulties you face from trauma by:

  • Reducing depression and anxiety associated with trauma
  • Building resiliency and coping strategies
  • Integrating the traumatic event into your life history
  • Gaining insight into your trauma-related behaviors and thoughts
  • Understanding how your trauma affects those around you
  • Forming a sturdy network of support
  • Learning how to develop trust and feel safe
  • Moving on and finding fulfillment in life again

Contact Lotus Counseling Center today to start the process of gaining your life back from the grips of trauma.

 

National Kissing Awareness Day by Dr. Victoria Raymond, Psy.D., LMFT

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional Regulation, by Leslee Gillette, LMHC

Leslee Gillette, LMHC, a Lotus Counseling psychotherapist, shares her blog on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotional …

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