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Category Archives: St Louis DBT


On a cold wet afternoon, In a room full of emptiness by a freeway, I confess I was lost in the pages of a book full of death; Reading how we’ll die alone. And if we’re good we’ll lay to Read more…


Talking about mom is a frequent topic of conversation among friends, between clients and their therapists and with other family members (at your own peril).  With notable exceptions, relationships between adult children and their mothers are complicated.  Take my situation Read more…


Do you ever get the impression that you feel things stronger than other people? Have you been called “sensitive?” Do you feel keenly able to read others’ emotions? Or do you distrust your emotions entirely because they seem too out Read more…


To be human is to experience pain. Things beyond our immediate control happen every day. We experience pain.  Pain is transient; it doesn’t last forever. Suffering also is inevitable but it is different. Suffering happens when we think about the Read more…


Nobody makes you fly off the handle or shutdown when you feel rising anger.  You have an urge, you make a choice and you act on it.  All of this can happen in a split second. The question is when Read more…


Negative thinking leads to depression and vice versa, which increases risk of recurrent and chronic depression.  Growing evidence suggests the brain forms biochemical “scars” so that even normal events and emotions disproportionately trigger negative thoughts. On their own, thoughts come Read more…


Despite decades of research, there are still many who believe Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is untreatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the years, I have experienced firsthand the resilience of people in the face of serious BPD Read more…


In my last blog, I talked about what gets in the way of self-compassion and shared a link to test how self-compassionate you are.  Since then, I have done more reading and thinking about how to cultivate self-compassion and the Read more…


Most of us are fairly good at living by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” at least as it relates to those closest to us. Ironically, most of us are not so good at showing Read more…


There’s lots of talk about resilience these days and just as many questions about what it is, the characteristics of resilient individuals and whether and to what extent it can be learned. The experience of “stressful” or “traumatic” events doesn’t Read more…

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