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How to temper the effect of teen's online life

Teens and Screens: How to Temper the Effects of Their...

Teens and technology seem to be an inseparable couple. In fact, it seems nearly impossible to find a teen anywhere willing to digitally disconnect for very long. Yet, while it can be alarming to see how pervasive the internet and social media have become, the key is to look at your son or daughter’s life in …Read the rest…

Learn how to communicate effectively with DBT interpersonal effectiveness skills

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness: Learning Effective C...

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment developed by Marsha Linehan. Research has shown that DBT is effective in treating a wide range of disorders and issues, including depression, substance use, eating disorders, and PTSD. DBT includes skills in four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal …Read the rest…

Use these home therapy resources

Relationship Workbooks: Home Therapy Resources

We found some helpful workbooks that are great for understanding how you create relationships with your family, partner, and others. These workbooks will help you think like a therapist to get at the root of how you create relationships. They can also assist in creating deeper bonds with the people you love: The Break Your …Read the rest…

Learn about the myths surrounding eating disorders in adolescents.

Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Reject the Myths and...

Eating disorders in adolescents are complex and serious mental illnesses. Unfortunately, stereotypes and misinformation make teen eating disorders misunderstood. If you have a teen who’s suffering from an eating disorder, gain insight into the facts rather than succumbing to the lies. Disregard these common myths about eating disorders in order to help your teen in …Read the rest…

Learn to help with your children's mental health

A Beginners Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Children are curious by nature and as parents, it’s our job to help them comprehend their environment. However, it’s not always an easy task. Some topics are easier than others to discuss. Conversations surrounding children’s mental health are transforming from taboo to acceptable, but with stigma and judgment attached to it, it can be difficult …Read the rest…

Learn to have fair fight with your partner

How to Have a Fair Fight With an Unwilling Partner

Maintaining your composure during an argument requires a great deal of self-control. Especially an argument with an intimate partner. Since you’re reading this, you’ve likely made the effort to have a fair fight. That is, you’ve committed to surrendering your unhelpful fighting habits to adopt new communication skills. However, you may have discovered that, instead …Read the rest…

Distress Tolerance Skills: Using TIPP During an Emotional Crisis

Distress Tolerance Skills: Using TIPP During an Emoti...

Have you ever felt as though your emotions are at a breaking point? Have you ever been in an emotional crisis and did not know how to handle the situation? Do you ever think “I wish I had some way to help manage my emotions”? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills can enhance your mental, emotional, …Read the rest…

Here are some common myths about eating disorders and their truth.

Myths About Eating Disorders

There are many misconceptions about eating disorders and it’s hard to separate the facts from fiction. Earlier this year Yassmin Eldouh wrote a blog article describing myths about eating disorders and their truth.  Here’s a handy guide based on that article to learn some of the truths about how devastating an eating disorder can be. …Read the rest…

More Downtime: Family on a beach

More Downtime: How You Can Ease Your Family into Toge...

Family life can sometimes feel like you’re operating a daycare center or serving as a monitor in high school detention, especially in a city as busy as Houston. There are so many responsibilities and personalities to factor in. All of them can seem to be in conflict. As a result, family disconnection is increasingly more …Read the rest…

6 ways sleep deprivation adversely affects anxiety

Sleep Deprivation: 6 Ways it Adversely Affects Anxiet...

We’ve been told from a young age just how important it is to get enough sleep. As children, we were forced to nap, much to our young dismay, because our bodies needed it. But somewhere along the line, maybe in college, possibly even earlier, we began to see sleep as an interruption to our productivity. We …Read the rest…

DBT emotion regulation

DBT Emotion Regulation: How to Manage Emotional React...

I’m Alexandra Marshall, a DBT trained Therapist in Houston. I help people develop skills to manage emotional reactions better and to start building healthy and connected relationships. I find that frequently, people come to me saying they want to stop overreacting when they get emotional. Or they want to start feeling heard and feeling more …Read the rest…

Disordered Eating Habits vs Eating Disorder – Do Yo...

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that they’ve been “bad” for having had a breakfast doughnut or a bowl of ice cream for a snack. Others may pat their bellies after a big meal and note that they’ll have to hit the gym for an extra hour the following day. Although those kinds of remarks are often …Read the rest…

Make Your Space

Make your Space a Reflection of Your Love

After marriage, you go from leading somewhat separate lives, to coming together in a true union. Whether you already live together or will be moving in together for the first time, one way you will come together is through building a life in a new space. There are so many ways to personalize your space …Read the rest…


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