Parents practice the first step in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) every day. We explore the world of dialectics: seemingly opposing forces that co-exist, rather than exclude one another. The secret is the "and": I love my son in a deeper way than I can describe and if he doesn’t stop whining immediately I might lose my mind. In DBT, we allow that every perspective is accurate in its own way and holds a kernel of truth. Freedom exists in this grey area; I am free to acknowledge that parenting needn’t be either joyful or challenging. The truth is all of the above.
Head & Heart Therapeutic Solutions provides solution-focused, short-term interventions. We creatively implement research-based strategies and find joy seeing clients marvel in their progress. When taught effective tools and supported by an authentically empathetic relationship, clients get better faster and move forward in their lives.