We offer free seminars to counselors/psychologists/social workers and teachers in the school systems to learn what Dialectical Behavior Therapy is about and how it can inpact children/adolescents and their families when symptoms are caught early. Family skills groups are most beneficial to teach parents how to increase effective communication skills, validation and understanding of their children’s needs.
We offer presentations to individual therapists and clinics in the community who would like to learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy, those who have questions about DBT and/or those who would like to consult on difficult cases.
Gastroenterologists: If you have individuals who come in with symptoms from Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel, and Esophageal Reflux. Some of the medical problems will cause an increase in stress. So often, panic sets in when patients need to leave the house fearing having an accident which causes much anxiety. DBT helps focus on mindfulness and relaxation to help deal with bowel issues which can help tolerate symptoms in a more positive way.
Chronic Pain: Depression/Anxiety tends to be a common theme with patients who suffer with chronic pain. DBT focuses on relaxation techniques to help cope with pain and ways to tolerate the pain in a more positive way. We work with patients who are diagnosed with Lupus, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and back pain.
Rheumatologists: DBT Therapy can help your patients learn to accept limitations and to increase assertiveness to get support in ways that will greatly help your patients cope better.
Gynecologists: There are millions of women everyday who struggle with being sexually abused in some way. Abuse can cause fear, low self esteem, impulsivity, anger, and depression. We treat individuals who suffer from trauma, post-partum depression, sexual difficulties, body image, and parenting skills in DBT. We work with adult individuals and parents/families and are able to help your patients resolve many problems.
Internists: If you have individuals who come in on an ongoing basis talking about issues with their marriage, depression and anxiety, it will affect their overall health. We can be a support to your patients. DBT can help alleviate symptoms such as panic, physical illness, heart palpatation, panic, alcohol/drug use, etc.