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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

An overview of DBT explains the treatment’s overall goals, target clients and general philosophy. However when we pare down the interventions, the crux of DBT is helping people maintain emotional regulation. So, this begs the question: What exactly is emotional dysregulation? Why is it a problem? And what DBT skills in particular are helpful in […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Empathy is defined as the capability to recognize, understand and be considerate to the emotions, feelings, and experiences of other people. Empathy is found in people who are “emotionally intelligent” or in touch and aware of their own emotions, allowing them the ability to become in tune with others. Chances are you have probably experienced […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is a therapeutic treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for suicidal individuals. Since its beginnings, research continues to point to how effective it is, for treating a multiple of behavioral issues- not just suicidal thoughts. It’s one of the most effective treatment protocols out there. If you browse the self-help […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Yesterday we talked about self-compassion as an alternative to self-esteem. Instead of working to feel better about yourself, focus on speaking gently to yourself. The nicer feelings will likely follow. So, today, let’s take it a step further. Even if you master the art of being kind to yourself, that doesn’t take care of the […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Anorexia is one of the most well-known and researched eating disorders. Yet there are still so many people that are misled about anorexia, making it a breeding ground for endless errors. In an effort to put an end to this misinformation and promote awareness, let’s debunk a few of these myths and misconceptions. Anorexia Only […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

It’s common for me to hear how much a client “dislikes” himself or has an overall lower regard for himself than he does for others. It seems developing healthy self-esteem and self-respect requires balance. If a child is inundated with ways to assert his own self-regard, he’s also at risk of total self-absorption. It’s tricky. […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Discussing death is an uncomfortable subject for many people. Yet it is a topic that all of us think about at one point in our lives, as death is an unavoidable occurrence. While the inevitability of death is straightforward in a logical sense, it can produce an immense sense of fear for many individuals. Fear […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

With the swipe of a finger, we can view anything we want to. Furthermore, when news media covers a violent or terroristic act, society watches it: over and over. Whether it’s a school shooting, bombing or tragic accident we have access to it and we see it. It’s almost first-hand. This kind of digital “rubbernecking,” […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

In the past decade or so, social media websites have become one of the largest technological developments impacting the way individuals communicate and experience life. Teenagers are using these sites more than any other age bracket. In fact, a recent study indicated that at least 92% of American teenagers access a minimum of one social […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Given our recent social media discussion, this follow-up post outlines what makes face-to-face communication especially important. For those of you that have kept your nearest and dearest relationships up via text , consider these thoughts an invitation, not a criticism! With so many ways to maintain relationships we can forget the benefits of real “face-time” […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

People who consider themselves “perfectionists” or are identified as perfectionists by mental health professionals are those individuals who find it extremely challenging to deal with personal mistakes. Perfectionists tend to be overly self-critical and regularly seek approval from others. The pursuit of excellence tends to compel a crippling fear of failure and can cause overreactions […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Social media has had tremendous implications for our society, specifically over the past decade. As a millennial, I recall when “chat rooms” were the newest fad. Our questions went something like: A virtual conversation? Over the computer? Why? What’s the point? Why wouldn’t you just call the person? Does it scare you that you can’t […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Are you in a relationship? Maybe you are dating someone, in a serious relationship, or married. Either way, improving the communication with your significant is a sure way to create increased happiness for both people, consequently contributing to improved relationship satisfaction. Whether you believe you are a superior communicator or not, we all have communication […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The power struggle can truly be a challenge whether it’s your tween or toddler. Harnessing it all- the empathy, the listening and the de-escalation is how parents follow through on consequences. Consistency in consequences is a tough job especially when you’ve just gotten through the first fit. Oftentimes, it’s easier to “quick-fix” than it is […]

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