DBT & Me

DBT & Me

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was created by a woman named Marsha Linehan in the 1980s. The skills she created are now taught all over the world. DBT can improve depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health struggles. We are Kate and Michelle, two mental health therapists in Seattle, WA. We have been teaching DBT groups as a team for years. Whether you've never heard of DBT before or are experienced with DBT skills, this podcast is here to help you use DBT skills in your daily life.

Episodes

May 9, 2021 46 min

Kate and Michelle answer listener questions related to anxiety about job interviews, recognizing and communicating about underlying issues, losing a "favorite person" and how to handle it when someone blames you for their emotional experience.

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As the world starts to slowly but surely re-open after COVID, Kate and Michelle re-visit how DBT skills can help as we navigate this changing reality. They review DBT skills related to socializing again, going out in public more, navigating boundaries, and determining what changes from COVID may be permanent in your life. 

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April 18, 2021 43 min

Kate and Michelle answer listener questioners about how to feel less overwhelmed using DBT skills daily, coping when a loved one is in the hospital with COVID, decreasing suicidal thinking, and quieting the internal monologue. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Material that may be triggering is discussed from 22:43-33:47. 

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April 4, 2021 66 min

Kate and Michelle answer listener questions about changing therapists, relapsing with self-harm, Asperger's vs. BPD symptoms, finding a DBT group, and practicing one-mindfulness at work. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Material that may be triggering is discussed from 13:48-31:00. 

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Kate and Michelle talk about what to do when you have family members, friends, a significant other, etc. who are not supportive of you working on your mental health. We discuss three common scenarios (receiving poor reactions when using skills, negative comments, and growing apart) and strategies to help with each one. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that material that may be triggering is discussed from 56:05-57:07.

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Kate and Michelle discuss their own experiences with depression as well as tips they recommend to their clients who struggle with depression.

TRIGGER WARNING: Material that may be triggering is discussed from 4:11-9:56 and from 13:16-14:00. 

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March 1, 2021 49 min

Kate and Michelle discuss the frustration of forgetting to use skills, teaching mindfulness to teenagers, people-pleasing, and authentic encouragement. 

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Kate and Michelle have launched a new podcast titled "The Couch and The Chair"! In this first episode, they share more about how they found therapy themselves and what led to them becoming therapists. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that material that may be triggering is discussed from 29:20-30:30.

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Kate and Michelle talk about which DBT skills are most helpful to practice when you love someone diagnosed with BPD. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Material that may be triggering is discussed from 19:08-19:11 and from 41:08-41:26.

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February 22, 2021 50 min

This time there's a theme to this Q&A. Kate and Michelle answer 4 questions related to being the loved one of someone diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). 

TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that material that may be triggering is discussed from 20:50-24:47 and from 40:57-41:22.

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January 27, 2021 103 min

In this first monthly episode, Kate and Michelle talk about the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and how DBT skills address these criteria. They also talk about the neuroscience behind BPD and how complex trauma plays a role in this diagnosis. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Material that may be triggering is discussed from 35:51-46:00 and from 1:22:46-1:32:52.

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Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "Effective Re-Thinking and Paired Relaxation" episode!

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Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "Willingness vs. Willfulness" episode!

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January 25, 2021 48 min

Kate and Michelle answer listener questions related to how to handle it when you don't receive acknowledgement of your progress, whether to listen to your wise mind or your mental health provider, how to let go of sentimental items, and how to find meaning in life.

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January 24, 2021 5 min

Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "Radical Acceptance" episode!

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January 23, 2021 5 min

Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "IMPROVE" episode!

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Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "Self-Soothing with the 5 Senses" episode!

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January 21, 2021 5 min

Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "ACCEPTS" episode!

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January 20, 2021 6 min

Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "STOP" episode!

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Enjoy this re-recorded closing moment from the "Troubleshooting Emotion Regulation Skills" episode!

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