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  • How to prepare for the DBT experience
    Dialectical behavior therapy is a treatment that was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the 1980s. It was originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder, but has since been proven to be an effective treatment for a whole host of mental health disorders, including depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Read more
  • What is mindfulness and how does it help with DBT?
    Mindfulness is the act of being present in the moment. If you can pay attention to what is going on around you, where you are, what you’re feeling, what you’re seeing, what you’re hearing, all in this exact moment in time, you’re being mindful. Read more
  • Kids and generalized anxiety disorder
    Children and teenagers can experience anxiety too. Young people who have generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, report feeling stressed out and excessively, uncontrollably worried about what we might consider trivial matters, as well as about future events. Read more
  • The emotional symptoms of anxiety
    Anxiety is highly subjective – what one person with generalized anxiety disorder feels, another may not. Along with physical symptoms that might arise as a result of an anxiety disorder, there are a number of emotional symptoms too. Read more
  • 5 tips for impulse control issues
    When a person with an impulse control disorder begins to feel the urge or the temptation to commit this activity, he typically feels a rising anxiety, as if he’ll explode if he doesn’t do it. Once he performs the action, he may feel a huge sense of relief or even a rush of satisfaction and happiness, no matter how dangerous the activity was, or despite the negative or dangerous consequences of that activity. Read more
  • Destroy your anxiety by building up your confidence
    Those with an anxiety disorder tend to also suffer from chronic and seriously low self-esteem. Anxiety is really good at twisting what’s actually happening into what it wants you to think as real. Read more
  • Behavioral symptoms of anxiety
    When people are anxious, they can have physical symptoms and emotional symptoms, but they can also have what are called behavioral symptoms. Behavioral symptoms are what people do or don’t do in their state of anxiety, and are typically a response to the unpleasant feelings of anxiety. Read more
  • What is social anxiety?
    It’s a feeling most are familiar with: that nervous, uneasy sensation of walking into a room and all eyes are on you. It’s that moment before you have to make a presentation at school or in the boardroom. It’s the nausea you might feel before a big first date, or having to introduce yourself to a room full of strange new faces. Read more
  • The physical symptoms of anxiety
    Anxiety really messes with the communication between your brain and what’s called the enteric nervous system, which is the operation behind your digestion. This disruption can cause you to become irregular. Read more
  • Alliance ABA Therapy hosting job fair for Child Development Therapists
    Alliance ABA Therapy is hiring for child developmental therapists. Learn more about this exciting opportunity! Read more
  • My anxious child is away at college: how can I help from here?
    While your anxious child is away at college, it will be tempting to call every day and check in, but a better idea is to support your child from a distance, allowing them to grow and learn on their own, but still providing them with tools and techniques to move through life – and those anxious moments – with grace and in good mental health. Read more
  • Illness-related symptoms of anxiety
    Anxiety is all around us, and no wonder. Consider that every day, our lives are inundated by perfect social media feeds, news of international terror, reports of climate change and mounting financial stress. Read more
  • Unspecified impulse control disorders
    Similar to other impulse control disorders, the causes for unspecified impulse control disorder are unknown. However, experts believe that they may be biological, stemming from neurological issues. Read more
  • Public speaking anxiety: How to avoid panic attacks in front of crowds
    The symptoms of social anxiety disorder are actually quite similar to the symptoms reported by those with public speaking anxiety. They include shaking, excessive sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, stomach upset, blushing, or even a shaky voice Read more
  • 5 Common Fears About Going to Therapy
    Some people are afraid to seek therapy - There are lots of reasons why someone wouldn't seek help and we've rounded up some of the top reported reasons. Learn why therapy is the best option today. Read more
  • Finding the Courage to Seek Treatment from Addiction
    You've slowly realized you need help for drug or alcohol dependence - Learn what the next steps are now. Read more
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