Depression

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Due to the current situation regarding social distancing, all DBT groups have been postponed until further notice.  Please check back after the first of the year for updates.  Thank You!

Starting in June 2020, Mandarin Counseling will offer a comprehensive DBT treatment program that will include group skills training along with our current individual and consultation sessions that are already in place.

Please contact our office for more information.

Treatment of people with borderline personalilty disorder is a marathon, not a sprint.

DBT is first and foremost based on the theory that states that borderline personality disorder develops out of, and is maintained by, an ongoing transaction between emotional vulnerability and dysregulation within the individual, and an experience of invalidation from the environment.  As developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., DBT has been found to provide hope to individuals.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy.  Its main goals are to teach us to live in the present momemt, better cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.  The theory behind DBT is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out of the ordinary manner in certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family relationships and friendships.  Some people's emotional levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person's, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation,

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Do you struggle to get to sleep at night? Or do you find yourself dropping off around midnight only to be wide awake at 2 or 3am? If this sounds all too familiar to you then you could be searching for tips to help you sleep better.

EMDR

EMDR – Client Handout What is EMDR? The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilising this natural process in order to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems.

Help With Depression

Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have more control than you realize—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.

The road to depression recovery begins with a single step

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