Julius PetersonClinical Social Worker , LCSW
Caring for people who are searching for self love, (including LGBTQ folks). "If we know ourselves, we are always home anywhere." - The Wiz
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy, first developed in the 1980s by Marsha M. Linehan, to treat patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. Since then, DBT’s use has broadened and now it is regularly employed as part of a treatment plan for people struggling with behaviors or emotions they can't control. This can include eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, and more. DBT is a skills-based approach that focuses on helping people increase their emotional and cognitive control by learning the triggers that lead to unwanted behaviors. Once triggers are identified, DBT teaches coping skills that include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. A therapist specializing in DBT will help you to enhance your own capabilities, improve your motivation, provide support in-the-moment, and better manage your own life with problem-solving strategies. Think this approach might work for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s DBT specialists today.
You look like you have it all together, but inside you still don't feel like you're enough. You play the part every single day, living for everyone else and hoping to fill the void inside of you. But instead, you feel empty. Small. Exhausted. You can't share how you feel with anyone, not even your partner. We will work together to help you uncover what is keeping you stuck. I want you to embrace your mornings with joy!
Is the word ‘therapy’ making you hit the brakes? If the very thought makes you cringe a little you’re not alone, and you’re exactly who I’d love to meet! Do you consider yourself a 'people pleaser'? Are you stuck in repetitive relationship patterns? Do you shut down or bend the truth to avoid conflict? Feel deficient or disappointed in yourself? Bottle up feelings until you explode? If so, we should connect! I help folks with relational and attachment trauma, and codependent behavior patterns.