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Parents who over-function and how it hurts their kids

Posted by Cindy Finch, LCSW in News

04.15.18

Much has been said, these days, about the practice of Adulting. This term is used to refer to what The Oxford Dictionary calls, “The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.”

As a therapist, I often meet with parents of these young adults who are very worried about their kids. They tell of grown children who are still living with them, working only part time or not at all, not paying rent or doing chores and even relying on parents to cook for them, wake them up in the morning, make their appointments and pay their bills. Some parents say their kids use drugs in their home and even control the entire family’s moods with their poor behaviors. What’s a family to do?

 

DBT Center Of Orange County Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Posted by admin in News

03.13.18

Newport Beach, CA – March 13, 2018 – DBT Center of Orange County today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

DBT Center of Orange County underwent a rigorous onsite survey in February 2018. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.

 

Coping with the Holidays

Posted by admin in News

12.07.17

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us! Discover ways to cope during the holidays using DBT skills including: Cope Ahead, PLEASE and Effective Rethinking and Paired Relaxation by reading below!

Cope Ahead is such an important skill to prepare ahead of time for stressful situations. Read through the following instructions to prepare for, imagine and practice coping effectively with a stressful situation.

Most importantly, the DBT Center of Orange County wishes you a Peaceful and Joyful Holiday Season.

 

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