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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy and How Can it Help You?

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy and How Can it Help You? Vassilia Binensztok Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy theory that uses practical counseling techniques to help people take control of their emotions and experiences and build the kind of life and relationships they want. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was created by Dr. Marsha Linehan […]

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Poem to My Empty Therapy Office

Poem to My Empty Therapy Office – COVID-19 Vassilia Binensztok Now I come by just to tend the spiders. I clear the cobwebs, make way for new ones. Bamboo, lucky trees, I fill water just above the pebbles, grey and taupe, as the long legs settle back into the corners, having watched me sweep from […]

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Coping with Guilt During Quarantine

Coping with Guilt During Quarantine By Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC The Covid-19 pandemic has led to major lifestyle changes for all of us. Increased responsibilities, heightened expectations, and being in closed quarters can give guilt an opportunity to show up. Guilt leads us to negative, often distorted thoughts about ourselves and our actions. Guilt […]

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Five Ways Anxiety Can Show up in Your Life

Anxiety isn’t always just worrying about every little thing. Sometimes it can manifest in physical symptoms, it can be constantly underlying everything we do, or it can come on in debilitating waves.  Anxiety might be causing you to sabotage areas of your life without you even realizing it. These are five ways that anxiety can […]

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These Experiences are a Normal Part of Divorce

Divorce is a complicated situation that can bring up a range of feelings. I find that most people going through divorce are looking for certainty. They want to be sure that their children will turn out ok.  They want to be certain they are ready to leave and that they are better off single or […]

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Monthly Book Review – July 2017

Monthly Book Review – July 2017 I learned of this clever book at a trauma training session at the American Counseling Association (ACA) conference in San Francisco. The training’s focus was about integrating treatment of the body into therapy for post-traumatic stress, with the title being, “You can’t treat the mind without the body.”As a […]

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