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Brittany Glaser

The Importance of Adherence in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
October 10, 2023

What is DBT? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment originally created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has since been adapted to help adults, as well as adolescents and their families cope with dysregulated emotions and...

Is This Normal?
November 4, 2021

One of my favorite quotes on relationships is: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one” by C.S. Lewis. Friendships, and relationships in general, can...

Grounding: Being Rooted in the Now.
June 10, 2021

When working with clients, I sometimes notice how much of our conversations tend to gravitate toward things that have happened in the past or things that could happen in the future. We process what has been and how much...

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Receiving & Giving Validation
April 13, 2021

When we are running our DBT classes, a lot of clients will ask me what to expect with each specific group. One of the groups that we run is called Interpersonal Effectiveness. In this group, we focus on learning...

How to be a Good Friend
April 20, 2020

Friends are important. Especially when you are in your pre-teenage and teenage years friendships can become a vital social connection and place to safety figure out who you want to become. Listen and empathize—Ask about what is going on...

Sleep and Mental Health
March 18, 2020

When I was growing up, my mom would always ask us in the morning, “How did you sleep last night?” Now I find myself working with teens and asking them a slightly different question, “Did you sleep last night?”....

The Road to Acceptance
July 5, 2019

Things in our lives happen that are out of our control. The car breaks down. We get a shocking health diagnosis. People leave. The college you had your heart set on doesn’t accept you. Sometimes painful and unexpected things...

Do I have To? 4 Tips to Dealing with the Procrastination Monster
March 11, 2019

Procrastination gets the best of all of us. Things pile up and then we find ourselves doing everything else but those things. During busy times at work, I find myself cleaning every part of my house just to avoid...

The Courage of Therapy
November 26, 2018

Therapy is hard. If you’ve ever taken those first steps through a therapist’s doors, then you know how heavy those steps can feel. Stepping through those doors means that you’re being willing to say that something in your life...