Recognizing and Recovering from Enmeshed Relationships

Family closeness and togetherness are vitally important. However, there is such a thing as too much togetherness. If two or more people are so close that they cannot tell where they end and the other begins, that can be a problem. Relationships with blurry boundaries between an individual’s self and others can inhibit the emotional…

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Co-Parenting Your Troubled Teen

Parenting teens are difficult at the best of times. When families are going through a divorce, everything becomes more challenging. Developing and following a co-parenting plan can help you and your Ex to be better parents to your teen. You and your Ex both have the same goal–raising your teen to be a responsible, capable,…

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Treatment of Technology Overuse

For many troubled teens, technology has become a recognized mental health disorder. Teens are using social media rather than spending any time with friends or family, or gaming instead of eating and sleeping. In the draft of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD – 11) gaming disorder is defined as: “A…

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What is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)?

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is an evidence-based treatment for those who tend to cope with their emotions with excessive self-control. While self-control can be a good thing, research indicates that too much control can impair functioning, especially in social relationships. Those who are overcontrolling have the tendency to struggle with flexibility and…

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