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The Dialectics of Mom Guilt!

In case you didn't know, I'm a psychologist who specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). My favorite part about DBT is that these skills are helpful for everyone, and I use them every day. Let's be real, as a brand new mom I need them now more than ever! 

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Entering the Paradox: Self-Improvement and Radical Self-Acceptance

As a therapist, I often aim to practice what I preach. Not only because I feel more genuine in the work I do with my clients… But because this stuff (particularly DBT of course) works! Practicing what I preach in my personal life has improved how I handle what life has thrown my way. This is something I often pride myself in and find to be important in my life.

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Riding the Wave of all the Guilty Feels

In the past I let my feelings of guilt, when justified or unjustified, control my thoughts and behaviors.  If I didn't attend every event that I was invited to, I felt guilty.  If I said something that hurt someone's feelings without any intention to hurt them, I felt guilty.  If I wanted to go to the movies with my friends and my family was going out to dinner, I felt guilty.  If I said I would complete a task for someone and I let them down, I felt guilty.

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