Celebrating Women Pioneers in Mental Health: Dr. Marsha Linehan

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, has become the go-to therapy for a multitude of mental health concerns, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, substance dependence, PTSD, and eating disorders. Dr. Marsha Linehan, a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, developed DBT. Dr. Marsha Linehan When … Continue reading Celebrating Women Pioneers in Mental Health: Dr. Marsha Linehan

Lifting Black Voices: LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality

Intersectionality is defined as “an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege.”  The term was coined by UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw.  In counseling, we are asked to consider the intersectionality of our clients’ experiences to better serve them, particularly … Continue reading Lifting Black Voices: LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality

Using Validation to Fight Seasonal Depression in Children

It’s January. The glitter and excitement of the holidays are over, and the days are still short and cold. Parents, it won’t be long before you start hearing those six words that fill you with dread: “I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!” Okay, time to be honest. When you hear “nothing to do”, is your … Continue reading Using Validation to Fight Seasonal Depression in Children