Men who are overly controlling, irrationally jealous, overly critical, drink too much alcohol, and either put people on a pedestal or deem them worthless without a whole lot of in between might be suffering from borderline personality disorder. It is now known that this disorder … [Read more...]
Helping Teens Who Cut
The largest population of people coming into my office are teens who deliberately cut themselves. They don't just cut themselves down with harsh self-judgments, they literally cut themselves up with knives, razor blades, scissors, or broken glass. This problem seems to be … [Read more...]
Many of us spend our lives wishing for something that just isn't. We want to change the past. We want to change another person. We get so caught up in wishing things were different, that we have no energy left to change the things that we can. When our thoughts are consumed with … [Read more...]
Are You Doing Everything You Can to Improve Your Mood?
Action Opposite to Emotion Have you ever forced yourself to do something that you really didn’t want to do, only because it was good for you? Even though you did not want to do it, did you feel better afterwards? Did you feel a sense of accomplishment? Were you glad you did … [Read more...]
Emotional Regulation: Getting Your Emotions Out of the Driver’s Seat
Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW How do you handle distress? Do you remain in control, or do you react in destructive ways? Your emotions are valid; but you, and only you, are responsible for your reactions. No one made you do it. When you become angry, … [Read more...]