Therapy

What exactly is EMDR therapy, and how can it help?

  A quick Google search may inform you that EMDR is Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, to which most people (myself included)respond to that explanation with a “Huh?”  Luckily, I have taken training on this therapeutic modality, so that you don’t have to rely on the ever convenient, but sometimes faulty, Google search!  Let’s discuss what…

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4 Important Benefits of Therapy

If anyone knows me, they know that I strongly believe everyone and anyone could benefit from therapy. Whether it’s just one session or 10 years of therapy, here are 4 ways you could benefit from therapy: 1. Therapy teaches you vulnerability.  To be human is to be vulnerable. From the moment we’re born to the…

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Is it anxiety or just back-to-school jitters?

By Cheryl Somers, MA, LPC The summer flew by and now suddenly it’s August!  Which means it’s time for your teen to head back to school.  Going back to school can bring all kinds of reactions, from excitement about seeing friends, to dread about waking up early, to denial that it’s happening at all. Most…

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Taking Care of the Caretakers

By Ashley Jara, MA, LPC Parents, teachers, school counselors or anyone else who guides, mentors and cares for teens –we all know how difficult and exhausting the end of the school year can be! Are you a parent?  Teacher?  Or a primary provider of any support to teenagers or school age kids?  If so, summer…

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Teaching Teens “Distress Tolerance” — a core DBT skill

In addition to working at the Colorado Teen Therapy offices, I also work at a high school in Denver providing school-based therapy.  This means that I get to see first-hand what the start of the school year looks like for teens on a day-to-day basis: getting to see old friends and making new ones, decorating…

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