Using DBT to Regulate Teen Emotions

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a research-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, teaches coping mechanisms to transform patterns of negative thoughts, self-destructive behaviors, and painful emotions into positive outcomes. DBT provides skills that are particularly useful for adolescents and young… Read the rest

High Schoolers Under Pressure

Students in high school often feel pressure to conform academically and socially. For students with LD and ADHD the pressure can be particularly stressful as they struggle to fit in with peers while trying to meet the demands of parents… Read the rest

This Year Will Be Better!

While some kids love being back to school after summer break, others find it challenging. For kids with LD and ADHD, getting back into the swing of things often means reliving some of their worst moments—rude classmates, poor grades, social… Read the rest

Anxiety in the Age of Gun Violence

When mass shootings and random gun violence dominate headlines, it’s not surprising for kids (and parents) to become nervous about their safety at school and other public places. But it’s challenging to allay your child’s fears when we’re anxious as… Read the rest

Is Your Child Depressed?

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry about 5% of children and teens suffer from depression serious enough to interfere with normal functioning. And, not surprisingly, children with learning disabilities have higher rates of depression than their… Read the rest