Category: psychotherapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based practice that has been shown to help people tolerate uncomfortable emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.  Developed by Marsha Linehan, DBT was initially used with individuals who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Since its inception, DBT has been adapted to help people who have survived trauma, … Read More

Animal Therapy

Sometimes it feels like our pets know exactly what we’re feeling or if we’re upset or sick.  For many of us, animals play a large part in our lives, and home just wouldn’t be home without our beloved dog or cat.  Research has shown that the relationships we form with our pets can be transformative … Read More

What does Psychotherapy Research Tell Us?

Recently, when I was consulting with someone on a particularly difficult case, he simply said, “You know, the research says…” Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence. Of course, most of the time comments about what “research says” are well-meaning and potentially useful. But every time it happens, or someone bandies about the phrase, “empirically supported treatment,” I … Read More